Assisted Suicide


Dutch man cleared after helping mother commit suicide

Xavier Symons | 13 June 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, law, Netherlands
The Arnhem Court of Appeal has cleared a 74-year-old Dutch man who helped his mother commit suicide

German parliament to debate assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 13 June 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Germany
Two bills authorising assisted suicide have been presented to the Bundestag.

California moves closer to passing assisted suicide bill

Michael Cook | 05 June 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, California
A bill passed in the State Senate by a vote of 23 to 14.

The other California girl in a video about assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 05 June 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, California
After Brittany Maynard comes Stephanie Packer. But she wants to live.

Death of a salesman reignites assisted dying debate in UK

Xavier Symons | 30 May 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Dignitas, euthanasia, fear, UK
Yet another UK national has travelled to Switzerland to receive assisted suicide.

South African judge defends assisted suicide ruling

Xavier Symons | 09 May 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, law, religion, South Africa
A South African judge has defended a ruling he made in favor of assisted suicide.

Scotland’s assisted suicide bill whacked by committee

Michael Cook | 02 May 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, legislation, Scotland
Margo MacDonald's legacy contains "significant flaws".

South African court authorises assisted suicide

Xavier Symons | 02 May 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, law, South Africa
On Thursday a South African court ruled that a 65-year-old man should be allowed to undergo assisted suicide.

Brittany Maynard speaks from grave to California senators

Michael Cook | 29 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Brittany Maynard, Compassion & Choices
Compassion & Choices has scored another public relations coup

US think tank publishes report on risks of assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 27 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
Four reasons why it would be a serious mistake.

Gray Lady gives two cheers for euthanasia

Michael Cook | 21 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, New York Times, USA
NYTimes highlights anger of Diana Rehm.

Swiss assisted suicide group notches up 27% rise in deaths

Michael Cook | 14 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Switzerland
Exit for German speakers hope to have a quarter of a million members in 10 years.

Terry Pratchett, novelist, Alzheimer’s campaigner and star euthanasia promoter, dies

Michael Cook | 14 March 2015 | Comments
tags: Alzheimer's disease, assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
But not from assisted suicide.

Nitschke’s campaign for re-registration falters

Michael Cook | 13 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
Now he has been expelled from the Australian Medical Association.

‘Canadian doctors don’t want to assist in suicide’—new survey

Xavier Symons | 07 March 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia, palliative care
The majority of Canada’s palliative care specialists don’t want to participate in assisted suicide, according to a new survey.

Colombia may finally legalise euthanasia

Michael Cook | 21 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Colombia, euthanasia
The assisted suicide of American woman Brittany Maynard last year may have tipped Colombia into legalising euthanasia.

Searching for a new word for suicide

Michael Cook | 13 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, right-to-die, suicide
“Suicide” evokes nooses, bridges, bullets and 20-storey buildings, a depressing panorama for assisted-suicide activists. How about "dignicide"?

How will conscientious objectors fare in Canada?

Michael Cook | 13 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, conscientious objection
It's shaping up as a major issue among doctors in Canada after last week’s Supreme Court ruling which legalised it.

Palliative care and PAD—The Benelux experience

Xavier Symons | 07 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Belgium, euthanasia, palliative care, physician assisted death
A group of researchers have produced an empirical study of the effect of physician assisted death on palliative care.

Canada’s supreme court strikes down ban on assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 07 February 2015 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Canada
Prohibiting assisted suicide is unconstitutional and a violation of the country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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