Challenge to the law against assisted dying dismissed by High Court

Oct 6, 2017 by

By Florence Gildea, Christian Today. The UK High court dismissed Noel Conway’s challenge to the law against assisted dying this morning. Conway, who is supported by Dignity in Dying, suffers from motor neurone disease. He is challenging the illegality of assisted dying for those with...

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New York Courts Rule Against “Aid in Dying” and Warn of Its Dangers

Oct 1, 2017 by

by  Richard M. Doerflinger, Public Discourse: New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, ruled on September 7 that there is no state constitutional “right” to what supporters call “aid in dying” for the terminally ill. News media reported this as a defeat for the physician-assisted suicide...

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Legalising assisted dying would be a failure of collective human memory and imagination

Sep 20, 2017 by

by Margaret Somerville, Guardian: We can judge the ethical tone of a society by how it treats its weakest and most in need. With euthanasia we offer them death instead of loving care. Dying and death is not a new phenomenon: we have always become ill, suffered, were going to die and someone else...

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First interdisciplinary study of Belgian euthanasia published

Sep 17, 2017 by

by Michael Cook, Bio Ege: A book from Cambridge University Press to be released next week takes a critical look at euthanasia in Belgium. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium features essays on legal, philosophical and medical issues, as well as how euthanasia affects vulnerable...

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The Contagion of Euthanasia and the Corruption of Compassion

Sep 11, 2017 by

by  Arthur Goldberg and Shimon Cowen, Public Discourse: The contagion of assisted suicide, once the command “Thou shalt not kill” is set aside, quickly spreads elsewhere. True compassion does not abandon people at their most vulnerable. In Canada, “natural death” must be “reasonably foreseeable”...

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How the Media Promote (Some) Suicides

Sep 5, 2017 by

by Wesley J Smith, First Things: I began my work against assisted suicide in 1993. The emotional zeitgeist at the time focused intensely—and exclusively—on preventing all suicides. Since then, I have witnessed a very disturbing transition. Today’s society asks us to support suicide in...

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