Looks that killed
Xavier Symons | 01 March 2014 |
Are crows feet good enough reason for assisted suicide?
UK doctors continue to oppose assisted suicide
Michael Cook | 22 February 2014 |
After an extensive consultation of its members the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in the UK will continue to oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia.
British judge criticizes euthanasia law reform
Xavier Symons | 21 December 2013 |
One of the most respected authorities on end-of-life law in Britain has warned politicians not to legalise assisted suicide.
Nitschke sets up Adelaide clinic for assisted suicide
Michael Cook | 07 December 2013 |
A euthanasia clinic has been set up by Australia's leading euthanasia activist, Dr Philip Nitschke, in Adelaide. Police are keeping a close watch on activities there, but Dr Nitschke, who is used to working at the very edge of the law, is said to be doing nothing clearly illegal.
Down Under palliative care specialists reject euthanasia
Xavier Symons | 16 November 2013 |
Palliative care is undermined by euthanasia and assisted suicide, according to many palliative care organisations. In Australia, where end-of-life issues are hotly debated, the peak palliative care body has joined the chorus of opposition.
Yes, the “slippery slope” is real, says assisted suicide supporter
Michael Cook | 09 November 2013 |
A tribunal to provide sympathetic and speedy consideration for terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives has been proposed by a British legal expert.
Leading academics endorse euthanasia for the ‘weary in spirit’
Xavier Symons | 02 November 2013 |
Several academics are arguing for euthanasia for those 'weary of life'.
The Silk Road to suicide
Xavier Symons | 19 October 2013 |
The hidden drug-trafficking website Silk Road was also selling suicide drugs.
Assisted suicide could be decided in Canada’s Supreme Court
Michael Cook | 12 October 2013 |
The hot-button issue of assisted suicide will probably end up in Canada’s Supreme Court.
Belgian euthanased after botched sex-change operation
Michael Cook | 05 October 2013 |
A Belgian has undergone euthanasia because of "unbearable psychological suffering" after a botched sex-change operation.
Tasmania to vote on euthanasia
Michael Cook | 05 October 2013 |
Following a public consultation earlier this year, the Labor Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania and the leader of the Greens Party have finally introduced a private member’s bill to legalise both assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Should we legalize assisted suicide for prisoners?
Xavier Symons | 05 October 2013 |
Every so often we hear a call to make assisted suicide available to prisoners. The latest comes from a young British doctor and bioethicist, Christian Browne.
Stephen Hawking endorses assisted suicide
Xavier Symons | 21 September 2013 |
After 50 years of enduring motor neuron disease, physicist Stephen Hawking, 71, has endorsed assisted suicide -- for other people.
Most American doctors oppose physician-assisted suicide, according to NEJM poll
Xavier Symons | 14 September 2013 |
An on-line poll of readers of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the majority of American doctors are against physician-assisted suicide (PAS)
UK wife and son arrested for arranging visit to Dignitas clinic for husband
Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
A 65-year-old woman from Chichester and her 25-year-old son were arrested recently on suspicion of arranging a trip to Zurich for the woman’s 71-year-old husband.
“I don’t want there to be a tomorrow”
Michael Cook | 24 August 2013 |
Only a few weeks after the New York Times Magazine published his profile, quadriplegic English professor Brooke Hopkins decided that he had had enough.
Falconer assisted suicide bill is unsafe, say British Lords
Michael Cook | 03 August 2013 |
A British group called Living and Dying Well, composed mostly of members of the House of Lords has produced a stern rebuttal of claims that assisted suicide is safe.
Deconstructing autonomy: a euthanasia advocate in perplexity
Michael Cook | 21 July 2013 |
A right-to-die bioethicist confronts the choice, and backs away.
Assisted suicide prescriptions up 17% in Washington state
Michael Cook | 23 June 2013 |
At least 83 people died last year in Washington state after taking a dose of lethal but legally-prescribed drugs
Maine refuses to follow Vermont on assisted suicide
Xavier Symons | 08 June 2013 |
The Maine House of Representatives has decisively rejected a bill to legalize physician assisted suicide , just days after Vermont legalized it. The Patient Directed Care at End of Life bill was defeated 95-43. The legislation would have lifted criminal sanctions on doctors.