Miracle Girl Thought to Be 99.8 Percent Brain Dead After Car Accident Takes First Steps Unassisted

Miracle Girl Thought to Be 99.8 Percent Brain Dead After Car Accident Takes First Steps Unassisted

GOLD COAST — An Australian”miracle girl” who was stated to be 99.8 percent brain dead recently defied the odds and happily took her first steps without assistance. Mackinlee Anderson, 6, had been involved in a multiple vehicle accident in New South Wales last September, which took the life of her grandmother and injured her mother and brother. […]

Judge Strikes Down California’s Physician-Assisted Suicide Law on a Technicality

Judge Strikes Down California’s Physician-Assisted Suicide Law on a Technicality

NAPA, Calif. — A county judge in California has struck down the state’s physician-assisted suicide law, ruling that lawmakers wrongfully glided the bill through during a special legislative session that was to have focused on Medicaid funding, services for the disabled and in-home healthcare services. While he did not base his decision on the merits of […]

Elderly Scientist Who ‘Regretted’ Living to 104 Ends Life by Lethal Injection in Switzerland

Elderly Scientist Who ‘Regretted’ Living to 104 Ends Life by Lethal Injection in Switzerland

BASEL, Switzerland — An elderly scientist who was not terminally ill, but who said he was “not happy” as he was losing his eyesight and independence, ended his life on Thursday by lethal injection in Switzerland. The man said he had no belief in the afterlife and didn’t want a remembrance service either. David Goodall, […]

Alfie Evans, Hospitalized Toddler at Center of UK Court Battle, Dies

Alfie Evans, Hospitalized Toddler at Center of UK Court Battle, Dies

LIVERPOOL — Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy whose parents fought in court to transfer him to another hospital for experimental treatment, has died. “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 a.m. We are heartbroken. Thank you everyone for all your support,” wrote mother Kate James on Saturday. “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained […]

Parents of Alfie Evans Seek to ‘Build a Bridge’ With Hospital, Ask Supporters to ‘Return to Everyday Lives’

Parents of Alfie Evans Seek to ‘Build a Bridge’ With Hospital, Ask Supporters to ‘Return to Everyday Lives’

LIVERPOOL — The parents of Alfie Evans have issued a statement asking their supporters to “return back to their everyday lives” and to allow them to “build a bridge” with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where their son has remained since December 2016 due to an undiagnosed degenerative neurological condition. “We are very grateful and we […]

UK Judge Again Rejects Parents’ Request to Allow Alfie Evans to Be Transported Abroad for Experimental Treatment

UK Judge Again Rejects Parents’ Request to Allow Alfie Evans to Be Transported Abroad for Experimental Treatment

LIVERPOOL — A judge in the family division of the UK’s High Court of Justice has again rejected the request of the parents of Alfie Evans to allow the child to be transported abroad to hospitals willing to take him for experimental treatment. Evans’ case marks at least the third of its kind in the […]

Emergency Hearing Scheduled After Alfie Evans Survives Night Following Withdrawal of Life Support

Emergency Hearing Scheduled After Alfie Evans Survives Night Following Withdrawal of Life Support

LIVERPOOL — An emergency hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. UK time today after toddler Alfie Evans survived the night following the removal of his life support. “Ventilation support was withdrawn at 9:20 p.m. [on Monday]. Contrary to all the expectations of the doctors, Alfie continued to breathe independently,” the Christian Legal Centre, which is […]

Suicide Machine Sparks Euthanasia Debate

Suicide Machine Sparks Euthanasia Debate

(The Independent) — Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine,” which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke. The well-known advocate of individuals’ right to die has regularly caused controversy by assisting what he calls “rational suicides”. Having developed machines in the past that could be used by individuals […]

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