September Archive


A compassionate society prevents suicide; it doesn’t promote it

Paul Russell | 11 September 2014
How can we prevent suicide if we are also assisting it?

Belgium’s euthanasia law challenged

Michael Cook | 04 September 2014
Son of euthanased patient alleges conflict of interest.

August Archive


Don’t like nursing homes? The Dutch have a solution for you

Paul Russell | 29 August 2014
How does euthanasia sound?

“End of life options”: a young person’s game

Audrey D. Cole | 01 August 2014
People with disabilities feel threatened by moves to legalize killing of those who request it.

July Archive


Medical homicide: telling it as it is

Jacqueline Laing | 18 July 2014
Today the House of Lords in the British Parliament begins a debate on legalising assisted suicide.

We were wrong, says former regulator of Dutch euthanasia

Theo Boer | 17 July 2014
Euthanasia is becoming a ‘default’ mode of dying for cancer patients.

Lord Carey’s suicide mission

Laura Perrins | 15 July 2014
A former Archbishop of Canterbury gets everything wrong about assisted suicide.

A man who disdains euphemisms

Paul Russell | 08 July 2014
Philip Nitschke is forcing Australians to see how serious assisted suicide is.

Killing Me Softly: a New Zealand report on euthanasia

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 July 2014
This, plus some rollicking debates on TV, would give us a better informed public.

June Archive


“Yes” to euthanasia brings a seismic shift in values

Margaret Somerville | 10 June 2014
Why don’t most Quebec politicians recognize the momentousness of this decision?

Quebec legalises euthanasia

Michael Cook | 06 June 2014
In the end it passed easily, by a vote of 94 to 22.

Deacon arrested over Belgian euthanasia deaths

Paul Russell | 06 June 2014
Breaking news from a number of sources says that Belgian police have charged a 57-year-old man with 10 cases of illegal euthanasia.

May Archive


Why would a euthanasia practitioner tour Auschwitz?

Kevin Fitzpatrick and Tom Mortier | 15 May 2014
Belgium's foremost booster and chair of the national regulator has organised a tour.

When life sentences draw to a close

Michael Cook | 14 May 2014
Here's a brilliant documentary about a hospice program for lifers in a Louisiana prison.

Botched executions and euthanasia

Nicolas Steenhout | 04 May 2014
An Oklahoma execution which went wrong was horrifying. But euthanasia is also violent; where are the protests?



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