The tragedy of Archie Battersbee

Aug 5, 2022 by

by Kevin Yuill, spiked: Withdrawing his care is the right decision, but the courts’ reasoning has worrying implications. The case of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee is complex, sensitive and tragic. At the time of writing, Battersbee is on...

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High court application made to move Archie Battersbee to hospice to die

Aug 4, 2022 by

by Miriam Burrell, Evening Standard: Family members of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee have made a final plea for him to have “a dignified death”, as the protracted legal battle over his life edges to its conclusion on Thursday....

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The case of Archie Battersbee and why we are a Poundland society

Jul 25, 2022 by

by Sean Walsh, TCW: I THINK there’s a difference between theism and Christianity. It’s one which speaks to the difference between the brain and the heart. It’s entirely possible – and I’ve done it – to construct arguments which support...

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Hope and Dying

Mar 30, 2022 by

by Stephen P White, EPPC: Last week marked the fifth anniversary of my father’s death; he was barely 60 years old when he died. He died during Lent, which will never not seem fitting to me. Lent is a good time to be reminded, however...

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We’ve forgotten how to die

Feb 3, 2022 by

by Giles Fraser, UnHerd: Secularism can no longer cope with human mortality. Why do some people take a peep at the last few pages of a novel first? Yes, we know it’s cheating. But forget whether a cheeky glance at the ending constitutes a...

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Public are being ‘scared’ into supporting assisted suicide – doctors

Jan 28, 2022 by

from Christian Today: Doctors have warned that the debate on assisted suicide is being skewed by “exaggerated reporting” in the media and a lack of accurate information about end of life care. The Association of Palliative...

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