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"The Bottom of the Slippery Slope"

This is a speech no-one made in the debate on assisted dying on Friday 18th July 2014 in the House of Lords.  (See earlier posts on this subject by clicking on “ASSISTED SUICIDE” in the TAG CLOUD). 436 more words

HEALTH

Brief Summary Statistics for 2013 for Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act

Here are some facts from the required reporting of statistics from Oregon for 2013 regarding the Death with Dignity Act. This is a brief summary only. 300 more words

Right-to-Die

Euthanasia Bill: legal assisted suicide gets closer

Under the 1961 Suicide Act, it remains a criminal offence to help someone take their own life. But, is that all about to change? The legislation for assisted suicide is being debated upon in the House of Lords this month. 888 more words

History

Bishop Tutu latest to support assisted suicide

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who fought successfully against apartheid in South Africa, came out strongly in favour of assisted suicide this month.

He is the latest leading Christian figure to offer support for the idea of “dying with dignity” through this form of euthanasia. 822 more words

The Search

Assisted Suicide

The topic of assisted suicide has been discussed in the news a lot recently as the Dignity in Dying campaign has spread their message.

It is currently illegal for someone to be assisted in dying in the UK, even if they are suffering from a terminal illness. 858 more words

Health

"Monument or Headstone 2"?

(This is a continuing post on the recent theme of the assisted dying bill, click on ASSISTED SUICIDE in the TAG CLOUD for other posts on this subject). 288 more words

HEALTH

Controversial "dying with dignity" legislation brings discussion around euthanasia to the forefront

Only a handful countries allow certain individuals to take their own lives with the help of a doctor. Some countries like Great Britain are contemplating passing a law that would legalise assisted suicide. 1,570 more words

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