Category Archives: Ethical Issues at the End of Life

Adviser sparks infanticide debate

A medical ethics adviser has provoked controversy by comparing the morality of abortion with that of infanticide. Professor John Harris said it was not “plausible to think there is any moral change that occurs during the journey down the birth … Continue reading

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Doctors broke law to help 3,000 die

Many countries simply make no laws against euthanasia. Swiss doctors are not persecuted if they can prove they acted unselfishly, meaning they must not do it for profit. more

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Dutch Government Upset Italian Official Blasted It Over Baby Euthanasia

Holland was the first European nation to legalize euthanasia and in 2001 and observers believe thousands of cases occur every year. Some pro-life residents of the country where specialized bracelets telling doctors to provide them with lifesaving medical treatment if … Continue reading

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The state of Oregon released its latest annual report on assisted suicides there and a pro-life doctors group is concerned that patients are not getting proper psychological treatment before doctors give them drugs to kill themselves. more

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California Residents Support Assisted Suicide While Americans Split

A new poll shows a majority of California residents favor assisted suicide and backers of the grisly practice may use the poll to promote a measure in the California state legislature to make the state the second to legalize it. … Continue reading

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Doctors in revolt over legalising euthanasia

DOCTORS issued a united plea against legalising „mercy killings“ for the first time yesterday, before a crucial parliamentary vote that would allow patients to choose when to die. more

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I’d like to die with dignity. And I don’t want the medieval brigade interfering

FOUR YEARS AGO today, Diane Pretty died. Remember her? Or have you blotted out her fight to avoid the medieval death the law prescribed: to be slowly asphyxiated by the motor neuron disease paralysing her body until she was reduced … Continue reading

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A matter of life and death: who gets to choose?

Sir, On Friday Lord Joffe?s Assisted Dying of the Terminally Ill Bill will receive its second reading in the House of Lords. The Bill will resolve many of the uncertainties that currently surround the issue. more

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Ethical dilemma of the assisted dying Bill

From the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of Westminster and the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. more

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Doctor ‘offered illegal abortion’

A hospital doctor offered to carry out an illegal abortion on his married lover in his own flat, the General Medical Council (GMC) has been told. more

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