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All articles & reviews tagged with euthanasia

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May 2021
Articles > International

Ireland: Opposition grows against Euthanasia bill

A coalition of campaigners have spoken out against Ireland’s proposed euthanasia bill, calling it ‘dangerous’ and claiming it will undermine palliative end-of-life care for vulnerable people. The Dying with Dignity Bill, which is going through the Irish parliament, aims to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Republic of Ireland. It also contains provisions…

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May 2021
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Autonomy and Euthanasia

In previous articles we have reflected on the Bible’s teaching that while death is an evil, its miseries never justify intentional killing, and that important decisions should be made in discussion with others: for this is both biblical wisdom and a consequence of our imageness. Without other human beings, we are incomplete – and…

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April 2021
News > International

US: Oregon’s assisted suicide stats a ‘slippery slope’

A report from the US State of Oregon on assisted dying could give impetus to America’s pro-euthanasia lobby, campaigners have warned. In March, Oregon’s health authority published its latest report under the Death with Dignity Act. It revealed a 25 percent rise in people requesting termination during 2020. Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act (DWDA)…

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March 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

A good death

A good death. It sounds innocent enough in English. But put this as euthanasia, a transliteration from the Greek, ‘eu’ (good) and ‘thanatos’ (death), and you have a very different feeling, don’t you? Euthanasia is a word now avoided by those campaigning to kill off the unwanted. So the Voluntary Euthanasia Society became Dignity…

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January 2021
News > International

Canada: Euthanasia for woman who couldn’t face Christmas lockdown

An elderly Canadian woman was euthanised to avoid a second Covid-19 lockdown over the Christmas period, according to news reports. Canadian TV station CTV reported that 90-year old Nancy Russell, who was neither chronically ill nor dying, was allowed to die by elective lethal injection to avoid going through another lockdown. While she was…

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September 2020
News > International

Netherlands: MP wants to allow euthanasia for healthy over-75s

A new law is being proposed in the Netherlands to legalise euthanasia for healthy people over the age of 75. The bill, proposed by Pia Dijkstra MP, would allow over-75s with no medical problems to apply for an ‘end-of-life supervisor’. In the Netherlands, euthanasia is already legal if the person is deemed to be…

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August 2019
News > International > Society

France: Court allows death of quadriplegic man

French officials have ruled that a paralysed man can have his life support turned off, allowing him to die. At the end of June, the Court of Cassation, the highest court in the land, gave a final ruling that doctors can stop feeding 43-year-old Vincent Lambert. The man, who is quadriplegic, has been in…

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