Assisted Suicide

Are Peter Singer’s ideas too dangerous to hear?

Philosopher Peter Singer is being celebrated at Western University this week. His polarizing views have put him at the forefront of debates over such …

Suicide

Let's talk about the fact that a doctor recommended murdering a patient

Liz Kessler | July 27, 2017<br>The huge amount of power that doctors have makes it likely that Canada's assisted dying laws will be abused.<br>Read More

Canadian News

Factbox: Euthanasia laws around the world

In Victoria, legislation that allows euthanasia - the deliberate killing of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, at their request - is …

Rights & Freedoms

Trudeau's Cognitive Dissonance: Euthanasia and the Holocaust

The soft totalitarian roots of Prime Minister Trudeau’s Liberal government are becoming increasingly transparent through its seeking to try and …

Justin Trudeau

Mother says doctor suggested ending her daughter's life while daughter was listening

Labrador-Grenfell Health willing to meet with Sheila Elson and her daughter's care team regarding incident<p>A St. Anthony, N.L., mother is looking for …

Suicide

'I'm fighting to help my husband die'

Carol Conway turns away from her husband, Noel, with tears in her eyes. “It’s hard,” says the 57-year-old, her voice breaking. “I’m going to be in the position of losing the person I love and I’ve been with for all these years. The father of my child. My bedrock, really. I’m going to lose that …

In the Netherlands, the Doctor Will Kill You Now

Healthy people who consider their lives ‘full’ may soon be eligible for assisted suicide.<p>In 2002 the Netherlands became the first country to legalize euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for those suffering deadly diseases or in the last stages of life. Not long after the legislation was …

Health

DC Now Allowing Assisted Suicide

Following the passage of local legislation, terminally ill residents of the nation’s capital are now able to obtain medication for the purpose of …

Conservative POV

Victorians with incurable illnesses could seek an assisted death by 2019 under new proposal

Email<p><b>Photo:</b> Members of the Victorian Parliament will have a conscience vote later this year. (AAP: Alan Porritt)<p><b>Map:</b> Melbourne 3000<p>Victorians …

Health Care

‘It sends a shiver down my spine’

The term ‘assisted dying’ is just a 'sugar-coated euphemism', says Baroness Campbell of Surbiton<p>We are seeing yet another media flurry on the subject of 'assisted dying'. Before we get carried away, we need to be clear about certain things.<p>What does the sugar-coated euphemism “assisted dying” …

Suicide

University of Chicago Professor: Infanticide Is Morally Acceptable

But when ‘progress’ equals murder, we should question his logic.<p>Jerry Coyne, a professor in the department of ecology and human evolution at the …

University of Chicago

Assisted Suicide IS the “Harmful Effect”

I know that Alexandra is not implying otherwise, but to say that she hopes that “harmful effects” of the Washigton DC law, such as increased …

Suicide

Terminally Ill Man Fights to Legalize Assisted Suicide in UK Courts

In 2015, an attempt to legalize assisted suicide by changing the Suicide Act 1961, failed in U.K. courts. Now, Noel Conway, a 67-year-old man with …

Suicide

We are told we are a burden. Legalising assisted suicide would further devalue our lives

As someone who relies extensively on social and medical care I understand Noel Conway’s fears, but our welfare should not be seen as a luxury<p>• Jamie Hale is a poet and disabled activist<p>Noel Conway’s challenge to the 1961 Suicide Act goes before the high court this week. His argument is that the …

Health Care

Republicans in Congress attempt to repeal D.C. assisted suicide law

House Republicans are trying to block a new D.C. law that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the District, with the House Appropriations Committee passing a measure last week that would repeal the D.C. law.<p>In a 28-24 vote Thursday evening, the Appropriations Committee agreed to repeal the …

Government

Only Parliament can decide the law on assisted dying

The question of whether assisted suicide should be legalised is back before the courts. The High Court this week is being invited to declare that the Suicide Act 1961, which prohibits assisted suicide, is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which protects …

Suicide

Dutch society divided on assisted suicide law

A law is proposed in the Netherlands to make it easier for elderly people to kill themselves.<p>A law has been proposed in the Netherlands to make it easier for elderly people to kill themselves.<p>Critics say the assisted suicide law goes too far. But pensioners who feel there is nothing left to live …

Suicide

Filipinos sound off on California’s legalized assisted suicide

Modesto, California nurse Charina Gellaco-Quiambao concedes that nurses do not have a choice but to follow instructions regardless of their religious …

Philippines

I Want My Doctors to Help Me Live, Not Die

Aggressive brain cancer is trying to end my life. The best doctors in the world are racing to find a cure. Meanwhile, legislation promoting assisted suicide all over the nation would dismantle essential protections and care on which I, and so many others, depend as we fight terminal illnesses. …

Opinion

A year after assisted suicide became legal in California, hurdles remain

One year in, California’s end-of-life law has made it easier for people with terminal illnesses to choose when they want to die. But those closest to …

Health Care

Doctor: Insurance Wouldn’t Pay for Patients’ Treatments, but Offered Assisted Suicide

Dr. Brian Callister, a physician in Reno, Nevada, says two recent patients both needed life-saving treatments. “Not palliative care, not hospice, …

Health Care

Assisted suicide is a white thing

California’s assisted suicide act went into effect last year, and today the Department of Public Health released statistics for 2016. A total of 191 …

Suicide

Church and states braced for biggest battle on euthanasia

With politicians in Victoria and New South Wales pushing for new laws and Western Australia planning a state-wide debate, those who argue assisted dying for the terminally ill can never be safe are facing their toughest fight yet<p>The American state of Oregon has allowed doctors to prescribe lethal …

Ethics

'Texting suicide' case could impact assisted suicide legislation

Boston, Mass., Jun 27, 2017 / 03:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide …

Catholicism

‘They want dignity’: Poll shows most doctors support euthanasia

Fewer than 30 per cent of doctors oppose the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, according to a survey.

Health Care

Euthanasia survey hints at support from doctors, nurses and division

Most NSW doctors and nurses support a controversial medical euthanasia bill headed for Parliament, according to research that could prompt new debate …

Health Care

A doctor prescribed a procedure, but insurance offered death

Reno, Nev., Jun 23, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dr. T. Brian Callister chose to become a physician for the reason many choose to go into the …

Health Care

Opinion: That every life matters must inform assisted-dying debate

A court decision has resulted in the legalization one year ago of physician-assisted suicide in Canada, something that was unthinkable just five …

Canadian News

Ontario doctors challenge policy forcing referrals for medically assisted dying

College's rules infringe on doctors' right to object on conscientious, religious grounds, groups argue<p>Rules forcing Ontario doctors to offer …

Health Care

Ban on human ash disposal reinforced

Switzerland's highest court reinforced a ban prohibiting assisted suicide organisation Dignitas from spreading clients’ ashes outside of cemeteries …

European News