April Archive


Belgium: accelerating down the slippery slope

Michael Cook | 13 April 2014
Involuntary euthanasia of patients in intensive care has become acceptable medical treatment in Belgium.

Hard cases make bad euthanasia laws

Paul Russell | 03 April 2014
Heart-wrenching stories of people with terminal illness are compelling. But they still don't make a good case.

March Archive


A recession is no time for assisted suicide, says disabled British peer

Michael Cook | 13 March 2014
Moves to legalise assisted suicide in Britain are a threat to the disabled.

Why euthanasia slippery slopes can’t be prevented

Margaret Somerville | 05 March 2014
When we allow death to be inflicted, we lose our repugnance at the thought of killing other human beings.

Euthanasia of newborns under the microscope

Felipe E. Vizcarrondo | 04 March 2014
The ends of medicine are health, cure and care, not taking innocent lives.

February Archive


Fact-checking claims of “well regulated euthanasia”

Margaret Somerville | 24 February 2014
Good ethics must be based on good facts, not hoping for the best.

Does silence before Belgium’s new euthanasia law mean consent?

Paul Russell | 20 February 2014
What have the dying-with-dignity crowd said about euthanasia for kids? Almost nothing.

Belgium extends euthanasia to children

Paul Russell | 15 February 2014
Sick children can now ask for lethal injections.

January Archive


Everything you need to know about euthanasia in Quebec

Nicolas Steenhout | 26 January 2014
A great infographic summarising the issues.

It can get ugly

Paul Russell | 24 January 2014
So you don't think euthanasia is dangerous for the disabled? This might change your mind.

Death of Welsh academic shows why suicide is the ultimate taboo

Paul Russell | 15 January 2014
Why do advocates of euthanasia always insist that it is not really suicide?

Belgium and the majesty of the law

Michael Cook | 05 January 2014
What accounts for the wall of incomprehension about euthanasia in Belgium?

December Archive


The year’s top posts on euthanasia

Michael Cook | 28 December 2013
Few social issues are more inflammatory than euthanasia. Careful! gives you the highlights of developments around the world. Here are the year's top posts.

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

Paul Russell | 19 December 2013
A panel of 18 randomly selected citizens takes the heat off President Hollande.

Belgian kids get the ultimate Christmas present

Michael Cook | 13 December 2013
The Belgian Senate has just approved euthanasia for children.



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