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Euthanasia


Whose choice? How new rights may expand old oppression

Richard Stith | 16 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, euthanasia, right to choose
Wherever men make women’s sexual decisions for them, the option of abortion will be a man’s choice.


The inexorable bracket creep of euthanasia in Belgium

Michael Cook | 16 October 2013 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, bracket creep, euthanasia, slippery slope


Tasmania’s push for euthanasia comes under fire

Paul Russell | 08 October 2013 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Tasmania


Paying the price for their autonomy

Tom Mortier | 05 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: autonomy, Belgium, euthanasia
Some Belgian doctors have discovered an easy way to cover up their mistakes. By killing them.


Wheelchair advice

Peter Saunders | 20 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Stephen Hawking, UK
Stephen Hawking's genius and brave struggle with motor neurone disease do not mean he is right on assisted suicide.


The unseen epidemic

Paul Russell | 17 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abuse, disability, elder abuse, euthanasia
Disability abuse, like elder abuse, is widespread but seldom reported.


A modest proposal to ease taxpayers’ burdens

Paul Russell | 19 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke
Australia's leading euthanasia activist argues that legalisation will keep health budgets from blowing out.


A mad way to die in Quebec

Margaret Somerville | 20 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Quebec
The province is using extraordinary legal legerdemain to authorize euthanasia without violating the Canadian Criminal Code.


Still a Life Worth Living

Rachel Maria | 14 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Dying in Dignity, euthanasia, Tracey Spicer
A response to Tracey Spicer's pro-euthanasia piece and a personal testimony to the incredible value of life.


Please, doctor, put him out of our misery

Michael Cook | 14 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, Netherlands
In a stunning development, Dutch doctors say that the anguish of parents is another reason to euthanase disabled babies.


Aussie journalist: “I’m so sorry I didn’t kill you, mum”

Tamara Rajakariar | 12 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: euthanasia, palliative care, Tracey Spicer
Tracey Spicer apologises to her mum for being "too weak" to kill her.


How legal euthanasia changed Belgium for ever

Tom Mortier and Steven Bieseman | 16 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: autonomy, Belgium, euthanasia
The ideology of absolute self-determination has become sacred and unquestionable.


Not a noble death

Michael Cook | 07 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia
The euthanasia of Nobel laureate Christian de Duve in Belgium is a worrying precedent for the world's baby boomers.


Compassionate Killing: the New Darling of Teen Lit

Clare Cannon | 03 May 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: euthanasia, young adult


Only a “little, little, little” bit of killing

Peter Ryan | 05 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia
Quebec, bellwether for Canadian social change, forges ahead with euthanasia plans.


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