Assisted Suicide

Go west, old man! Go west!

Michael Cook | 06 October 2015
Now that California has legalised assisted suicide, it is available up and down the entire West Coast

Fate of assisted suicide in California hinges on Governor

Michael Cook | 19 September 2015
The idiosyncratic Jerry Brown is mulling over whether or not to veto a bill.

“A vote for life and dignity, not for death”

Philippa Whitford | 12 September 2015
The speech by a Scottish MP which changed minds and hearts about assisted suicide.

Assisted dying sinks in UK Parliament by 3-1 margin

Michael Cook | 12 September 2015
Brilliant speeches in passionate debate

The Lancet stumbles over assisted dying

Michael Cook | 07 September 2015
Editor's attack based on anti-Christian prejudice.

Reviving the slippery slope

Michael Cook | 17 August 2015
A leading American bioethicist admits that he is worried by euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Comedy is deadly serious for Philip Nitschke

Paul Russell | 04 August 2015
His new career as a stand-up comic is faltering.

The Economist backs Belgian model of euthanasia

Michael Cook | 29 June 2015
A new editor takes a familiar line: autonomy solves everything.

Assisted suicide off the boil in New Zealand

Paul Russell | 12 June 2015
The ball has been passed from the courts to Parliament.

What you don’t know can kill you

Marilyn Golden | 01 June 2015
How safe would millions of uninsured Californians be under the proposed assisted suicide bill?

Assisted suicide: bad medicine for California

Marilyn Golden | 01 June 2015
A disability experts says supposed safeguards in legislation are 'utterly hollow'.

Stephanie’s journey: a dying mother campaigns for life

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 May 2015
You see life differently when death is imminent.

Brittany Maynard speaks from grave to California senators

Michael Cook | 01 April 2015
America’s leading assisted suicide lobby group has scored a public relations coup by exploiting the death of a young woman.

Colombia may finalize euthanasia law in March

Sabrina Martín | 21 February 2015
Constitutional Court gives health ministry 30 days to issue regulations.

Caution: language change ahead

Michael Cook | 16 February 2015
Right-to-die activists want to create a cuddly word for assisted suicide.

Waiting for the goalposts to move

Sean Murphy | 11 February 2015
Doctors who are unwilling to participate in assisted suicide have justifiable fears of being forced to refer.

Canadians should brace for the coming tsunami

Johanne Brownrigg | 11 February 2015
Now that assisted suicide has been effectively legalized, what comes next?

Canada’s supreme court strikes down ban on assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 07 February 2015
Will it have a knock-on effect south of the border?

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.

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