Euthanasia


Pope condemns euthanasia, calls for a new ‘human ecology’

Xavier Symons | 22 November 2014 | Comments
tags: Catholic bioethics, euthanasia, human ecology, Pope Francis
Pope Francis has condemned euthanasia, calling it “a sin against God the creator”.

Why discriminate with euthanasia?

Xavier Symons | 22 November 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, mental illness
An Australian academic recently argued that denying euthanasia to the mentally ill could be a form of unjust discrimination.

Disabled girl allowed to die of dehydration in UK

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: England, euthanasia, terminal sedation
How illegal are euthanasia and assisted suicide in England?

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.

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.

UK conference studies reality of Belgian euthanasia

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
Early in November a conference at St Mary’s University, London, brought together experts to discuss future directions.

Belgian psychiatrist deregistered over abuse

Michael Cook | 09 November 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A Belgian psychiatrist who sexually abused a patient who subsequently sought euthanasia has been deregistered.

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.

15% rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths

Michael Cook | 11 October 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Euthanasia now represents over 3% of all Dutch deaths.

A more elegant solution

Michael Cook | 27 September 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
An elderly Belgian man and wife are preparing to be euthanized together. They explain why in a startling interview.

Belgium grants prisoner’s request for euthanasia

Michael Cook | 20 September 2014 | Comments
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
A decision which raises many questions.

Having a laugh at euthanasia

Xavier Symons | 12 September 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, films, Israel
A new Israeli film attempts to offer a humorous look at euthanasia.

Berlin opens memorial to euthanasia victims

Michael Cook | 05 September 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Germany, Nazi doctors
It is striking piece of modern architecture: a 30-metre-long wall of blue glass in the open air near the Berlin Philharmonic.

Is fear of nursing homes a reason for Dutch euthanasia?

Michael Cook | 30 August 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, levenseindekliniek, Netherlands
A Dutch euthanasia clinic is being investigated for helping an elderly woman to die because she did not want to live in a nursing home.

What students think about conscientious objection

Xavier Symons | 23 August 2014 | Comments
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, euthanasia, Norway
An revealing new study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics examines the attitudes of medical students towards conscientious objection.

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.

Euthanasia could be option for poor, says Lithuanian health minister

Michael Cook | 26 July 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Lithuania
The new health minister is making waves by backing a discussion of euthanasia.

Nitschke suspended from medical register

Xavier Symons | 25 July 2014 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Philip Nitschke, professional misconduct
Australian euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has been suspended from the medical register as an investigation continues into his involvement in the death of a 45 year old Australian man.

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.

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