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The Euthanasia Deception

THE HAGUE (SE): Every five years, the Netherlands publishes statistics on how people die and in the most recent years special attention has been paid to documenting assisted deaths.
 
Figures from the 2011 to 2015 period have just been released and show that in the year 2015 there were 7,245 assisted deaths, 6,672 of which are considered to be deaths from euthanasia, 150 assisted suicides and 431 termination of lives without the request of either the patient or the family.
 

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Brothers’ part in euthanasia to be investigated

MANCHESTER (CNS): The Vatican is investigating the decision by a group of psychiatric care centres run by the Brothers of Charity in Belgium to permit doctors to euthanise non-terminal, mentally ill patients on its premises.
 
Brother Rene Stockman, the superior general of the congregation, said that Pietro Cardinal Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, is personally looking into the situation.
 

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Smoothing life and death decisions

HONG KONG (SE): Current controversies surrounding medically assisted suicides and possible moral issues coming from proposed new legislation allowing a patient to give legally binding advance directives to both doctors and family on the type of health care or medical treatment they would like to receive in the event of becoming incompetent to make such decisions, were discussed at a seminar at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education in Tiu Keng Leng on September 10.

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