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Most people want it, but the UK isn't ready to legalise assisted dying

Isra Black, King's College London

The same week that the UK press reported the death of Jeffrey Spector, who travelled to Switzerland to die rather than face a life of pain and paralysis, the Scottish parliament has… 881 more words

Assisted Suicide

Why I voted for the Assisted Suicide Bill

Yesterday the Scottish Parliament debated the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, which had originally been brought by our much-missed colleague Margo MacDonald and was taken on by Green MSP Patrick Harvie after she died last year. 1,170 more words



I have just come from a Facebook community church I belong to. We were discussing assisted suicide. I said I was in favour of it because, when I commit suicide, I want it to be painless and not involve some poor person unexpectedly finding my dead body. 136 more words

Mental Health

Assisted Suicide - Try wearing their shoes!

Today the Scottish Parliament will be voting on Assisted Suicide, it’s a free vote but as things stand it looks like our elected officials will baulk at the responsibility to pass this landmark legislation. 790 more words

Whose life is it anyway?

The debate about euthanasia (or assisted dying) has come back into focus this week (www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32893689). Listening to the discussions on the radio reminded me of a piece I had written as part of my Reader (lay minister) training a few years ago. 1,462 more words

Is life insurance in South Africa ready for assisted suicide?

In the last month there has been considerable focus on the right of those who are terminally ill to end their own lives. A court recently granted a terminally ill man,  548 more words

The 3rd Death of Assisted Suicide...

…or a shameless self promotion

Today, at approximately 5pm, the late Margo MacDonald’s Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, adopted by Partick Harvie, will most likely be defeated… 319 more words