Wednesday, January 17, 2024

This Is Where the Right to Die Leads Us

 By Alex Schadenberg*

Spiked published an in-depth article by Lauren Smith on January 15, 2024 titled: "Canada has revealed the horror of assisted dying." Smith tells the stories of the many people who have felt forced into  considering death by euthanasia.

Smith sets the stage for her article by calling Canada's euthanasia law a gruesome, state-sanctioned industry. Smith states:

There is nothing remotely civilized about Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) programme. Assisted dying in Canada was initially considered a last resort for terminally ill patients suffering from incurable pain. But in the space of just a few years, euthanasia has been made available to pretty much anyone who is struggling with an illness or a disability. Even Canadians facing homelessness and poverty are feeling compelled to end their lives, rather than ‘burden’ the authorities.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Legalising Assisted Dying Has Led to More Suicide

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre Press Release, 9 January 2024

New research published in the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health has found that the introduction of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) has failed to reduce the rate of unassisted suicide in the State of Victoria. 

In fact, since the law came into force, suicide among older people in Victoria has increased by more than 50%.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Suicide Will increase in Queensland If Labor Introduces and Passes this Bill

Dr. Tim & Anne Coyle

By Mark Bowling

For entire article, click here.

Dr Coyle is equally critical of the Queensland Labor government’s push to legalize euthanasia under the state’s proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying bill.

“It is deceitful to call it VAD as if it is voluntary,” he said. 

“Why not call it what it is – euthanasia. It will be killing people with a lethal cocktail.”

Dr Coyle said evidence showed that suicide had increased in jurisdictions where euthanasia has been legalized. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Walcha Woman Claiming Assisted Suicide, Found Guilty of Murder

New South Wales woman Natasha Beth Darcy was found guilty of murdering 42-year-old sheep farmer Mathew Dunbar (pictured) in 2017.

For entire article, click here.

by Australian Associated Press

After sedating and gassing her grazier partner to inherit his property, Natasha Beth Darcy screamed at paramedics to keep on performing CPR after they declared him dead.

Darcy kept up her theatrics, telling authorities and first responders repeated lies, maintaining Mathew Dunbar (as pictured) had killed himself.

But after more than two days of deliberations, a NSW supreme court jury on Tuesday found the 46-year-old guilty of murdering the sheep farmer.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Trial Continues...Widow Claims Assisted Suicide, Prosecutor Says Murder

Walcha sheep grazier Mathew Dunbar with partner Natasha Beth Darcy, who has been charged with his murder.

By Harriet Alexander 

For entire article, click here.

In the months before the death of Walcha sheep grazier Mathew John Dunbar in August 2017, the internet history of his partner suggested an expanding interest in ways to take a life.

In February, Natasha Beth Darcy allegedly researched poisonous spiders, fungi and snakes. By March, she was running searches on epidurals, spinal taps and the number of tablets required to be taken to execute a suicide. In June, she allegedly typed into a search engine: “how to commit murder”.

Natasha Beth Darcy, 46, was the sole beneficiary of Mr Dunbar’s estate, which included Pandora, a 1200-acre property on Thunderbolts Way in northern NSW valued at $3.5 million. She has pleaded not guilty to his murder.