Category Archives: Ethical Issues at the End of Life

Home abortions ‘hit record high’

A record 10,000 women had an abortion at home last year, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service has said. more

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Neighbours of Swiss suicide clinic complain as corpses clog up the lift

The group Dignitas, which has attracted controversy since it began to offer assisted suicide eight years ago, uses a flat in a building on the outskirts of Zurich. More than 40 British patients have ended their lives in the flat, … Continue reading

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Family calls for suicide site ban

I’m not against people with terminal illnesses having help, but there should be a form of legislation brought in.” more

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“Legalize euthanasia” says expert

A former professor of medical ethics has called for all forms of euthanasia to be legalised. more

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Failed abortion “warranty breach”

A mother seeking damages from a health authority has claimed doctors breached a “warranty” by failing to abort one of her twins. more

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Race attack victim wants to die

A man left paralysed after a racist attack in Germany says he is arranging for help to end his life. more

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“Mercy death” woman faces charge

A woman who claimed she helped her terminally ill aunt die in a so-called “mercy killing” faces charges of wasting police time, it has emerged. more

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“Living wills” fear for doctors

A law change allowing patients to make “living wills” could leave doctors open to accusations of euthanasia, two Belfast anaesthetists have said. more

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Kevorkian Says He Wouldn`t Choose Suicide

Jack Kevorkian, whose failing health may deny him a chance to be paroled, said he still believes in assisted suicide but would not choose it for himself. more

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Cancer man dies after court win

A lung cancer patient who won a High Court battle to be given a drug to prolong his life has died just hours after receiving the news. more

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