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All articles & reviews tagged with assisted-dying

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May 2020
News > Ethics > Society

Royal College of Physicians does not support a law change on euthanasia

Campaigners have welcomed a statement from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) which confirmed it does not support changing the law to allow assisted dying. In March 2019, the RCP adopted a position of ‘neutrality’ on the issue of whether UK law should change to allow assisted dying. This came after a survey of…

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April 2020
News > Ethics

GPs vote to remain opposed to assisted dying

Members of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have voted to remain opposed to a change in the law on assisted suicide. According to the governing council of the RCGP this will be its position for the next five years, unless there are ‘significant developments’ on the issue. The announcement came following a…

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March 2020
News > Ethics

Court rejects assisted suicide legal challenge

Terminally ill man, Phil Newby, has been refused a judicial review to challenge the law on assisted dying. Judges at the Court of Appeal said the court was ‘not an appropriate forum for the discussion of the sanctity of life’. Under the current law it is illegal in England and Wales to encourage or…

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November 2019
News > International

Italy: Court rules euthanasia and assisted suicide is not always a crime

Italy’s highest Court has handed down a ruling in favour of a right-to-die activist which says euthanasia and assisted suicide is not always a crime. According to the judgment, those people who facilitate the suicidal intention of a patient kept alive by treatments and suffering from an ‘irreversible pathology’ should not be punished. The…

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July 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – Local perspective on Guernsey’s rejection of assisted dying

One church pastor on the channel island of Guernsey tells us about the recent decision to reject proposals to introduce assisted dying. If the proposals had gone ahead, pressure for similar measures in the UK would have seriously increased. For twelve weeks during February to May this year, the usually quiet, safe island of…

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