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Euthanasia denied to two paralyzed British men

Michael Cook | 18 August 2012 | CAREFUL! |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK

Doubts emerge about Dutch guidelines for terminal sedation

Michael Cook | 23 July 2012 | CAREFUL! |
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands, palliative sedation, terminal sedation

Is it possible to have safe, legal and rare euthanasia?

Pravin Thevathasan | 02 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: BMA, euthanasia, UK
A leading medical journal in the UK is backing a movement for the legalisation of assisted dying.

Victory for euthanasia foes in the UK

Robert Colquhoun | 29 June 2012 | CAREFUL! |
tags: BMA, euthanasia, UK

Salvation from medical suicide

Peter Stockland | 25 June 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, euthanasia
If assisted suicide is legalised in Canada, we cross the barrier from civilisation to savagery.

Vulnerable at the end of life

Paul Russell | 18 June 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: assisted suicide, elder abuse, euthanasia
June 15 was Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Wishing it away won't make it stop.

How do we want our great-great-grandchildren to die?

Margaret Somerville | 17 June 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia
A judge in British Columbia has declared unconstitutional a ban on assisted suicide.

Where will it all end?

Michael Kirke | 11 May 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: Argentina, euthanasia, sex-change

Is it time to euthanase those Nazi arguments?

Zac Alstin | 11 May 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: euthanasia, Godwin's law, Nazis
Comparisons with Nazi policies are not necessarily "cheap shots", but they often are. How to tell the difference?

Let’s give intellectually disabled the right to euthanasia, say Belgian humanists

Michael Cook | 27 April 2012 | CAREFUL! |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia

Dementia to triple worldwide by 2050

Shannon Buckley | 12 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Dementia, Elderly, euthanasia, World Health Organisation
It makes sense that with an aging baby boomer population the effects of aging will also increase over the coming decades. So it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) expects cases of people living with dementia to triple worldwide by 2050. The WHO report has has brought renewed support for euthanasia from some.

Martin Sheen, conscience and common sense

Michael Kirke | 04 April 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: abortion, conscience, euthanasia, Martin Sheen

Will Quebec legalize euthanasia?

Margaret Somerville | 28 March 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: euthanasia, Quebec
A report from a legislative committee in Quebec reads like a pro-euthanasia manifesto, not an unbiased study.

Who’s afraid of the slippery slope?

Zac Alstin | 22 March 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: euthanasia, logical fallacies, rhetoric, same-sex marriage
"Slippery slope" arguments for issues like euthanasia or same-sex marriage are often labelled logical fallacies. Is this true?

Questions asked about euthanasia for brain-damaged Dutch prince

Michael Cook | 03 March 2012 | CAREFUL! |
tags: brain-damage, euthanasia, Netherlands

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