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10,000 sign Scottish petition
10,000 sign Scottish petition
The Care Not Killing petition urging MSPs not to make assisted suicide legal in Scotland has attracted more than 10,000 signatures
Going Dutch?
Going Dutch?
A study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggests that a third of Dutch doctors would assist a patient's suicide in cases of mental illness or dementia, and a fifth would where there was 'tiredness of life' but no physical condition
Oregon deaths reach new high
Oregon deaths reach new high
Assisted suicides in Oregon hit 105 in 2014: extrapolated for a UK-sized population, this would represent almost 1,700 deaths here
Senior clinicians: why we say no
Senior clinicians: why we say no
Scottish doctors with '...tens of thousands of patient-years experience in the care of people with advanced and incurable illnesses' explain their opposition to the Harvie Bill
Disabled Canadians react to court
Disabled Canadians react to court
Canadian student Taylor Hyatt lives with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, and was one of many disabled people to express grave concerns over the 6 February Supreme Court of Canada ruling concerning assisted suicide

personal stories

Death With Dignity?
Death With Dignity?
'living through a similar situation in all its grim reality has convinced me that assisted suicide is not the answer'

When the call comes
When the call comes
Author Charles Lambert on putting his life on hold for a year to care for his dying mother

LIS sufferer graduates
LIS sufferer graduates
Various media outlets have carried the story of Dawn Faizey Webster, who has completed a degree and written an autobiography since developing locked-in syndrome more than ten years ago

'The law protected me'
'The law protected me'
Lucinda Hardy writes in support of her home state of Montana's current laws, which protect disabled people - like her.

Voices against 'assisted dying'
Voices against 'assisted dying'
The second reading of Lord Falconer's Bill caused people from all walks of life to explain why Lord Falconer's Bill would hurt them.

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  • RT @historykev: Hurrah! Colorado legislature defeats #assistedsuicide bill. A victory for humanity and rationality. http://t.co/Bio0S4bfjV
  • #Assistedsuicide in Oregon hit a new high in 2014; the 105 reported would translate to almost 1,700 deaths in the UK http://t.co/d4xpPKtIKC
  • 1/5 Dutch doctors would assist suicide of those 'tired of life' w/o a physical condition http://t.co/Aj2WoQBtNZ #assistedsuicide #euthanasia
  • Study: 1/3 Dutch doctors would assist suicide in cases of #mentalillness or #dementia http://t.co/Aj2WoQBtNZ #assistedsuicide #euthanasia
  • RT @NCPC_tweets: Key recommendations from the review 'What’s important to me: A review of Choice in End of Life Care' published today http:…

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