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Assisted suicide has become a ‘default way to die’ in the Netherlands

Assisted suicide has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002(Photo: Unsplash/Guus Baggermans)A large number of MPs and Peers attended a parliamentary event on the dangers of assisted suicide and the grim reality its legalisation would bring to the UK. Politicians from across the political spectrum heard speeches from internationally renowned Dutch ethicist Prof. Theo Boer... Read more

SNP will lose support from people of faith if it embraces assisted suicide, says councillor

(Photo: Unsplash)The SNP has been warned that it stands to lose party members of faith if it supports calls to legalise assisted suicide.  Councillor Chris McEleny told The National that backing assisted suicide was "simply not compatible to the faith based belief systems of many people in Scotland". McEleny, a Catholic, continued that it would be... Read more

Dutch euthanasia champion admits legalising assisted suicide is a ‘slippery slope’

(Photo: Unsplash/Rawpixel)British opponents of assisted suicide are right to warn that it will only open the door to the deaths of healthy, vulnerable people, says a Dutch pro-euthanasia campaigner. The Dutch Medical Association Journal quotes Dr Bert Keizer as saying that the legalisation of assisted dying is the start of a "slippery slope" towards the "random... Read more

Assisted dying law may change within four years, says MP

(Photo: Unsplash/Aron Van de Pol)Assisted suicide may be legal in Britain in as little as four years, a Tory MP has predicted. Andrew Mitchell told Sky News there was growing support among MPs for a change to the law on assisted suicide. He said his views on the issue had "changed completely" after being moved by... Read more

Canada experiences rise in assisted suicides as a third say they fear being a burden

A third of those who chose assisted suicide in Canada said they were worried about being a burden to carers or family(Photo: Unsplash/Janelle Hewines) The number of assisted suicide and euthanasia deaths in Canada rose by more than 25% in 2019 and made up 2% of all deaths in the country last year, according to... Read more

Dutch Bill would allow healthy over-75s to choose assisted suicide if they feel their life is ‘complete’

(Photo: Unsplash/Siarhei Plashchynski)A Dutch MP has tabled a controversial Bill that would allow healthy people to have an assisted suicide if they feel their life is 'complete'. Pia Dijkstra, Foreign Minister for the four-party coalition Government and medical ethics lead for coalition party D66, submitted the proposed Bill last week. It would allow healthy individuals over... Read more