Assisted Suicide


Why not pay commercial providers to assist suicides?

Michael Cook | 04 December 2014
It's a logical development of a system like Oregon's, says a bioethicist.

The mysticism of Swiss assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 15 November 2014
A stunning documentary gives an insight into the proselytising fervour of assisted suicide activists.

Australian euthanasia doctor battles deregistration

Paul Russell | 14 November 2014
Philip Nitschke is making a stand on the validity of rational suicide.

What do we know about Brittany Maynard’s death?

Michael Cook | 03 November 2014
The tragic death of a vibrant young woman is a parable about the dangers of assisted suicide.

Brittany Maynard decides to live—UPDATED

Michael Cook | 03 November 2014
She's suffering, but not enough to choose death in Oregon with assisted suicide.

The illusion of “peace of mind”

Monique David | 01 November 2014
Assuming total control over the moment of death would be a burden for the rest of one's life.

There’s no “mushy middle” on euthanasia

Margaret Somerville | 02 October 2014
The Canadian Medical Association is not being honest about its change of policy.

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?

“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.

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.

A man who disdains euphemisms

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Putting doctors above the law

Peter Saunders | 11 November 2013
Lawful euthanasia would follow the model of lawful abortion: no doctors are ever prosecuted.

Tasmania’s push for euthanasia comes under fire

Paul Russell | 08 October 2013
A thoroughly researched report by two academics shoots down the claims of the state's Premier.

Nitschke and Exit must answer questions

Paul Russell | 05 September 2012
The roll out of Exit International and Dr Philip Nitschke’s latest project, the provision of kits that include a nitrogen cylinder to bring about death by suffocation, should ring alarm bells with the Australian public and regulatory authorities.

Euthanasia denied to two paralyzed British men

Michael Cook | 18 August 2012
Two severely paralyzed British men have lost a High Court case to allow doctors to end their lives without fear of prosecution.

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