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I’ve read a few times recently in the blogging sphere and in the news, of those wishing to die by assisted suicide. 732 more words


Widow of Dr. Donald Low fights for 'right to die with dignity'

TORONTO – The widow of Dr. Donald Low, an infectious disease specialist who guided Toronto through the 2003 SARS crisis, said she supports the “right to die with dignity,” particularly after watching her husband gradually lose control over his body before his death. 451 more words


What does Robin Williams' death teach us about the right to die?

Last week, I wrote a post responding to Henry Rollins’ assertion that suicide is for the weak of mind.What I didn’t talk about in that post, nor did Rollins even mention, is the idea of a person’s right to die in the face of an illness that will destroy them and those around them in a myriad of ways, including emotionally and financially.  421 more words


Widow of Dr. Donald Low lends voice to lift ban on assisted-suicide

TORONTO – Maureen Taylor, the widow of Dr. Donald Low, spoke out Monday morning at Toronto City Hall in support of the assisted-suicide case headed to the Supreme Court of Canada later this fall. 276 more words


Statins - the Well are Worried yet again

Are you over 60? Or younger but worried about your health? Then chances are you will be taking statins and/or aspirin. One in three people over 40 take statins, (up to seven million people in England), costing the NHS at least £450 million a year, and now NICE, the body that recommends what treatments are effective, is saying that that even more people should take them. 1,085 more words

Assisted Suicide

Euthanasia in spotlight as Belgium legalises child assisted suicide.

Belgium has become the first country to legalise euthanasia for children of any age, a move West Australian MP Nick Goiran has called “abhorrent”.

Mr Goiran raised the issue during a Legislative Council meeting to condemn the practice of assisted suicide in favour of palliative care. 471 more words