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Malaysian Fishmonger Could Face Death Penalty As He's Charged With Murder Of British Medical Students

A Malaysian fishmonger could face the death penalty after being charged with murdering two British medical students in Borneo, according to local …

Should Euthanasia Be Extended to Minors?

In Belgium, voluntary euthanasia for adults has been allowed since 2002. Now, Belgium is now on the cusp of becoming the first country ever to remove …

Belgium legalizes euthanasia for children

Terminally ill children can now choose to die under a controversial new law<p>Belgium has just voted to legalize euthanasia, or the right to suicide, for children of all ages. The law cleared the Belgian Senate in December and passed the lower house of Parliament today 86 to 44 with 12 abstentions. …

Belgium passes law extending euthanasia to children of all ages

Belgian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to extend the country's euthanasia law to children under the age of 18. The 86-44 vote in the House of Representatives, on Thursday, with 12 abstentions, followed approval by the senate in December.<p>The law lifts Belgium's age restrictions on euthanasia …

Euthanasia and assisted suicide laws around the world

Netherlands<p>In April 2002, the Netherlands became the first country to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. It imposed a strict set of conditions: the patient must be suffering unbearable pain, their illness must be incurable, and the demand must be made in "full consciousness" by the patient. …

Mom Sent to Prison For Assisting in Her Daughter's Abortion

A Pennsylvania mom is facing prison time for helping her teenage daughter terminate a pregnancy. After first trying to obtain a legal abortion, Jennifer Ann Whalen purchased miscarriage-inducing pills through a European website. The 39-year-old told authorities that her 16-year-old daughter did not …

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Anti-abortion protests prompt Belfast Marie Stopes clinic to boost security

The head of the Marie Stopes clinic, which carries out non-surgical abortions in Northern Ireland, has confirmed that it has given its staff specialist training to cope with anti-abortion campaigners protesting outside its Belfast headquarters.<p>Volunteers escorting women into the clinic on Belfast's …

Thousands at Belfast city centre anti-abortion rally

<b>Thousands of pro-life demonstrators have taken to the streets of Belfast city centre in an anti-abortion rally.</b><p>They marched from Custom House Square to the city hall and back.<p>Organisers said they were delighted with the turn-out. A small group of pro-choice demonstrators gathered at the front of …

Losing Our Religion: Is the Internet to Blame?

New research shows that more and more of us are not identifying with a religion. According to MIT, only 8% of the US population did not have a …

Amen, Hallelujah! Celebs Who Share Their Religion Over Social Media

Can I get an <i>Amen</i>? These stars understand the importance of faith and religion in their lives, and they definitely aren't afraid to share those beliefs with the world.<p>From <b>Adriana Lima</b> to <b>Shakira</b>, these stars share their religion on social media:

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Is Religion 'Old-Fashioned' and 'Out of Date'?

The downsides of using poll data to understand the arc of history<p>In one of the most ambiguous poll questions ever, Gallup has asked Americans to once again act as a tenuous bellwether for the impending death of religion. In a May survey, more than 1,000 people were asked to pick between two vague …

Christians, here's why we're losing our religion

Recent research indicates that the number of people who do not consider themselves a part of an organized religion is steadily on the rise.<p>Interestingly enough, though the number of those religiously unaffiliated is increasing, there is little to no trend in the number of those who express atheist …