Friday, November 16, 2012

Exposing Vulnerable People to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The newly released book – Exposing Vulnerable People to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide by Alex Schadenberg is now available for ordering.

Exposing Vulnerable People uncovers data from peer reviewed journal articles and studies related to the euthanasia deaths without request, the unreported euthanasia deaths, and the experience of nurses with euthanasia in Belgium. The book also examines the most recent statistics from the Netherlands.

This book exposes how vulnerable patient groups are dying by euthanasia and it also exposes how Justice Smith in the Carter case, the Royal Society of Canada end of life decision making report and the Quebec Commission on Dying with Dignity avoided the truth in order to establish false and dangerous recommendations for the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Order copies of Exposing Vulnerable People from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition for: $20 for one copy, $50 for 3 copies, $100 for 8 copies, or $200 for 20 copies. Order the book today. or by calling the office: 1-877-439-3348 or email:

André Bourque
Dr. André Bourque, the President of Vivre dans la Dignité (Living with Dignity) in Quebec stated:
The Quebec Commission on Dying with Dignity has in its 2012 report recommended the introduction of euthanasia, while stating that they had reviewed the literature on the euthanasia experience in Belgium and Holland, and could not find any clear evidence of abuses or of any drift. Alex Schadenberg sets the record straight on what they should have read or may have purposefully ignored.”
Paul Russell
Paul Russell, the founder of HOPE Australia, stated:
Alex Schadenberg has done the debate on euthanasia & assisted suicide a great service in this comprehensive work. His thorough-going analysis of the available studies concerning The Netherlands and Belgium demand a response from those who support euthanasia & assisted suicide. This work supports empirically the observation that no legislation can ever protect all citizens from the possibility of abuse. For legislators and commentators alike, this is a must read.”
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Not Dead Yet - UK stated:
Kevin Fitzpatrick
"Using already existing studies, Schadenberg has uncovered the shocking truth about euthanasia in Belgium, the lives lost and the deep threat to others. His work demonstrates unequivocally that we must never follow this Belgian pathway to the easy killing of people whose lives are not valued by those who do the killing."
Michael van der Mast, Cry for life, the Netherlands stated:
My friend was diagnosed with pancreas cancer in 2011. When the time came he had to face the inevitable news that further medical treatment was meaningless, he was cared for by his wife surrounded by his family. In that time he had to turn down three independent euthanasia suggestions by his attending physicians. The suggestions were against our liberal euthanasia laws. It proves our societies are indeed on "a slippery slope" as argumented in this study; it’s high time to wake up, we may already have passed the point of no return.
Schadenberg conclusive remark therefore should be taken seriously.
An online version of Exposing Vulnerable People will be available soon.


Jenna B. said...

Friends of mine had the shock of their life when a member of their family was in the hospital with pneumonia. He is only in his mid-sixties, but out of the blue, the doctor at the hospital asked him if he wanted to stop food and water! He said NO. His family said NO. The guy was out in a week, fully recovered. Then, a couple weeks later, his daughter went to see her doctor for a routine visit, and her doctor pressured her to say she wanted a do not rususitate order in her medical records. She was stunned. She said she'd let him know and got out of there. She has no idea why he even suggested it, and doesn't want this. I think there's something going on that we don't know. I live in British Columbia and thought that woman with ALS was right, but I'm scared about what will happen to people who don't want to be killed.

Alex Schadenberg said...

Dear Jenna:

What you and your family have experienced is not uncommon and it shows that if we give doctors a further power, that being the right to cause your death by lethal dose, then the same pressures will be applied to people but this time it would be euthanasia or assisted suicide.

What happens when the person is incompetent to make decisions for themselves or is experiencing depression. What about the widow who is lonely and feeling abandoned by society, is she going to say no or feel that she has lost her reason to live.

Will it always be about the "freedom to choose"?

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