Category Archives: Belgium

Amy Hasbrouck’s Powerful Message to NCD Urges U.S. Disability Leadership Against the Global Threat of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Laws

Dear NCD members: I have been a member of the board of Not Dead Yet in the United States since 2000.  I am also the director of Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet, a project of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities Ending of Life Ethics Committee to inform, unify and give voice to the disability rights … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck’s Powerful Message to NCD Urges U.S. Disability Leadership Against the Global Threat of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Laws

Belgian Prisoner Serving Life Sentence Wins Right to Be Euthanized (I kind of predicted this in 1998)

Belgian murderer Van Den Bleeken wins ‘right to die’: A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling. Unable to control his violent sexual urges, Frank Van Den Bleeken, who is 50, argued he would never be freed. The decision … Continue reading Belgian Prisoner Serving Life Sentence Wins Right to Be Euthanized (I kind of predicted this in 1998)

BBC World Service – Liz Carr Presents Part 1 of “Euthanasia Road Trip” Documentary

Unlike most people, who manage to be good at one or two things, Liz Carr is a broadcaster, actor, international disability rights activist, stand-up comedian and writer. Her latest acting gig is as forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery on the popular BBC One show Silent Witness. We can now add documentarian to the list. Carr is … Continue reading BBC World Service – Liz Carr Presents Part 1 of “Euthanasia Road Trip” Documentary

Bill Peace in Hastings Center Bioethics Forum: “Euthanasia in Belgium: The Untold Story”

Bill Peace, who writes the Bad Cripple blog and is one of our new board members at Not Dead Yet, has a new commentary out in the Bioethics Forum at the Hastings Center website. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Belgian twins, Eddie and Marc Verbessem, were euthanized by lethal injection at Brussels University Hospital … Continue reading Bill Peace in Hastings Center Bioethics Forum: “Euthanasia in Belgium: The Untold Story”

Australia – Great Essay: Looking at the Bigger Picture Regarding Euthanasia

There’s been a lot written over the past week in response to the news of the double euthanasia of Marc and Eddy Verbessem, the 45-year-old twins who were deaf and losing their vision. So far, my favorite is from Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia (PWDA).  On January 21st, Ramp-Up, ABC Australia‘s site … Continue reading Australia – Great Essay: Looking at the Bigger Picture Regarding Euthanasia