Assisted Suicide


A flight from mystery
Margaret Somerville | Jan 23 2017 | comment  
Euthanasia strips death of its meaning at the time we need it most

Experts warn Australians against following overseas experience with euthanasia
Debra Vermeer | Jan 16 2017 | comment  
When doctors are authorised to kill their patients, fundamental social values undergo a tectonic shift

Canadian bioethicists call for organ donor euthanasia
Michael Cook | Jan 16 2017 | comment  
Of all ideas about assisted dying, this must be the worst

Converting the miserabilists
Michael Cook | Dec 8 2016 | comment  
The fundamental question in confronting euthanasia is whether life is worth living

Don’t let assisted suicide come to the nation’s capital
Richard M. Doerflinger | Nov 25 2016 | comment  
Washington DC moves to adopt the most dangerous law yet.

What happens when those who care support killing?
Greg Donnelly | Nov 22 2016 | comment  
A union for Australian nurses is backing euthanasia

Euthanasia fails in South Australia
Paul Russell | Nov 17 2016 | comment  
But by the narrowest of margins

The first statistics for Quebec’s euthanasia are available—and scary
Paul Russell | Nov 4 2016 | comment  
There were nearly three times the number of expected deaths

Words matter in assisted suicide
Michael Cook | Oct 25 2016 | comment  
UK society changes its name

The real story about safeguards around assisted suicide in Oregon
Diane Coleman | Oct 11 2016 | comment  
There is little or no substantive protection against coercion and abuse

Euthanasia: learn from Canada’s mistakes
Will Johnston | Oct 5 2016 | comment  
Now that doctors may kill, will people become terrified of palliative care?

Leading Australian journalist decries push for euthanasia
Paul Russell | Oct 3 2016 | comment  
Paul Kelly fears that it will change the country for ever.

Assisted suicide, up close and personal
Michael Cook | Sep 29 2016 | comment  
A Washington state psychotherapist relates the chilling story of how her disabled client died.

Elderly Canadians fear euthanasia
Christine Nagel | Sep 15 2016 | comment  
One woman's surprising response to legalisation: get a tattoo.

The incalculable cost of assisted suicide laws
Cristina Alarcon | Aug 24 2016 | comment  
The process comes with a price-tag, but the social costs cannot be estimated.

A sugar coated poison pill for Victoria
Paul Russell | Jun 9 2016 | comment  
Another one-sided report on euthanasia, this time in the Australian state of Victoria

A solution in search of a name
Michael Cook | May 31 2016 | comment  
Assisted suicide supporters cannot agree on what to call it

Media should stop romanticizing assisted suicide
Ada Slivinski | Apr 27 2016 | comment  
Journalists should guard against coverage that could lead to 'suicide contagion'.

The Netherlands is normalising euthanasia
Michael Cook | Mar 30 2016 | comment  
A former member of a euthanasia review board is horrified at what is happening in his country

Oregon releases its 2015 ‘death with dignity’ stats
Michael Cook | Feb 20 2016 | comment  
Since legalisation 991 people have died.

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