Letter from Teresa Lynch of SPUC’s Nurses Opposed to Euthanasia

Aug 18, 2014 by

By John Smeaton, SPUC: This weekend’s Catholic Herald features a letter from Teresa Lynch, who heads Nurses Opposed to Euthanasia, a group withinSPUC. The full text of her letter is below. Well done Teresa on your clear and bold witness to the sanctity of human life!  [...] Many nurses would refuse to abide by the assisted suicide law SIR – Max Wind-Cowie (July 25) rightly provides an unequivocal challenge to the reasonable approach to understand and even accommodate the views of those...

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Church of Ireland primate speaks out on euthanasia

Aug 8, 2014 by

By Sam McBride, Belfast Telegraph: The most senior figure in the Church of Ireland has strongly rejected a former Archbishop of Canterbury’s arguments in favour of ‘assisted dying’.  Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clarke said that he found Lord Carey’s comments in support of allowing the terminally ill to have help to end their own lives “perplexing”. Writing in Friday’s News Letter, the Primate of All Ireland, whose wife died from cancer five years ago, said that support for helping the...

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Poll: Assisted suicide opposition grows as evidence revealed

Jul 31, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: Public opposition to assisted suicide grows dramatically when people are more informed of the arguments, a new poll has revealed. Figures show that many of those who initially express support for assisted suicide switch to opposing it when presented with evidence from places where the practice has been legalised. The ComRes poll found that 28 per cent of British adults who had supported the proposals switched to opposition when informed that vulnerable people may...

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The West is quickly becoming a pro-suicide culture

Jul 21, 2014 by

By Wesley J Smith, LifeSite: We are quickly becoming a pro-suicide culture–indeed to the point now that organizations like the Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices, bioethicists, and the mainstream media promote suicide by self-starvation as the new big thing in making oneself dead. Philip Nitschke is one of the international rock stars of euthanasia advocacy. He is also its most candid. He believes that everyone owns their own body absolutely and thus have a right to suicide whenever they...

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A window into the Lords debate on assisted dying

Jul 20, 2014 by

By Henry Hill, Conservative Home: Today’s press is full of coverage of yesterday’s debut of the assisted dying debate in the House of Lords. A flavour of the coverage can be found in our newslinks from this morning, and the Guardian live-blogged a lot of it here. The full transcript of the entire debate is now available on the Hansard site. It was by all accounts an extremely good debate, with plenty of thoughtful and well-reasoned contributions on both sides and from all parties. This,...

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Forget about Assisted Dying: what about Assisted Living?

Jul 18, 2014 by

By Charles Moore, Spectator: By the time most readers see this, the House of Lords will have formed a view about Assisted Dying. Some Anglican bishops have got wonderfully on-the-one-hand/on-the-other about it. They seem to want dying assisted, but only a little bit. The Bishop of Carlisle feels that judges, rather than doctors, should decide whether someone has the right to be helped to take his or her own life. Thus do the most enlightened persons inadvertently advocate the return of the...

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