Euthanasia


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.

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.

“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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Belgium extends euthanasia to children

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

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.

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