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Death of Welsh academic shows why suicide is the ultimate taboo

Paul Russell | 15 January 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, suicide

La Force de iFop: France’s bizarre path to euthanasia

Paul Russell | 19 December 2013 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, France

Euthanizing the unhappy: the urgent need for love

Jennifer Roback Morse | 21 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, gender identity disorder
It was not medicine that Nancy Verhelst needed - least of all a fatal injection.

Euthanasia for children is wrong

Charles Foster | 08 November 2013 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, children's rights, euthanasia

Belgium, where death becomes the norm, living the exception

Margaret Somerville | 07 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, film reviews, suffering
A documentary about ten years of legal euthanasia is a touchstone for radically different approaches to suffering.

Euthanasia puts the elderly at risk

Irene Ogrizek | 29 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia
Legalisation contaminates the caring ethic and compromises our ability to trust doctors.

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.

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