Assisted Suicide


Nitschke battles to keep his registration

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
The courtroom battle would make a great film.

Swiss canton forces nursing homes to host assisted suicides

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Switzerland
The Swiss canton of Neuchâtel has voted to force government-funded nursing homes to allow representatives of assisted suicide groups to advertise their services.

Stunning video reveals mystical strain in Swiss assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Switzerland
Here is a video which is essential viewing for anyone interested in how Swiss assisted suicide groups work.

Brittany Maynard dies in Oregon after assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 09 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Oregon
On the scheduled day.

OPINION: Britanny’s sudden change of heart

Michael Cook | 09 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Oregon
Did Brittany Maynard die freely and without coercion of any kind?

Voluntary euthanasia advocate dies in Darwin

Xavier Symons | 02 November 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
He was allegedly supplied with the barbiturate Nembutal.

British right-to-die campaigner starves herself to death

Michael Cook | 25 October 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, UK
She was afraid that the other alternative, a drug overdose, would not work and she wanted to die at home, not in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal.

Assisted suicide debate intensifies in Scotland

Xavier Symons | 24 October 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Scotland
British Anti-euthanasia group Care Not Killing (CNK) has launched a major online campaign intended to derail a new assisted-suicide (AS) bill being debated in the Scottish parliament.

A youthful voice enters the assisted suicide debate

Xavier Symons | 11 October 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, media ethics, Oregon
A young terminally ill woman in the US has reignited assisted suicide debate by publishing a video online describing her plans to take her own life.

Swiss suicide tourism doubles in four years

Michael Cook | 23 August 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, suicide tourism, Switzerland
The numbers of ‘suicide tourists’ going to Switzerland to take their own lives has doubled in four years, reports a study published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

Who is most vulnerable?

Michael Cook | 22 August 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
A fascinating article in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy argues that rich white men are also vulnerable to euthanasia.

UK assisted dying bill: the case against

Xavier Symons | 25 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
A number of Lords declared that the bill was dangerous.

UK assisted dying bill: the case for

Michael Cook | 25 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
Excerpts from passionate speeches by some members of the Britain's upper house of Parliament.

A novel idea for decreasing euthanasia rates

Michael Cook | 18 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia
A group of five academics from Switzerland and the UK have come up with a novel idea to keep the incidence of euthanasia from rising rapidly.

Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill under attack

Xavier Symons | 12 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, UK
Criticism of Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill is mounting as the proposed legislation returns to the House of Lords. Public figures are arguing that it would put elderly citizens at risk and may escalate to a Netherlands-style euthanasia epidemic.

Nitschke under investigation yet again

Xavier Symons | 12 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Phillip Nitschke
Pro-euthanasia campaigner Phillip Nitschke is being investigated for his involvement in the death of 45 year old West Australian man. The Medical Board of Australia is concerned that Nitschke advised Mr. Nigel Brayley to commit suicide without first suggesting formal psychiatric assessment.

BMJ backs assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 05 July 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, BMJ, England and Wales
"The BMJ hopes that this bill will eventually become law… Let us hope that our timid lawmakers will rise to the challenge.”

Supreme Court withholds judgement on assisted suicide as human right

Xavier Symons | 27 June 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, human rights, UK
Britain’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by campaigners to have assisted suicide pronounced a human right. The appeal was made by the family of Tony Nicklinson, an assisted suicide advocate who died in 2013.

US polls send mixed signals on assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 21 June 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, polls, USA
“Most Americans Are Totally Fine With Euthanasia” was the headline this week in Time magazine over a report on a recent Gallup poll.

Scottish rights groups back right to die for children

Michael Cook | 20 June 2014 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, Belgium, euthanasia, Scotland
Taking their cue from Belgium, Scottish groups have tentatively backed voluntary euthanasia for children with terminal illnesses.

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