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Author of key Lords report dies
Author of key Lords report dies
Lord Walton of Detchant, the eminent neurologist who died last month, penned a Select Committee report concerning euthanasia still referred to as the 'gold standard' today
Dutch sex abuse victim euthanized
Dutch sex abuse victim euthanized
A woman in her 20s who was sexually abused as a child has been euthanized in the Netherlands on the basis of the resultant PTSD
Peggy suicide: BBC does it again
Peggy suicide: BBC does it again
As Eastenders' Peggy Mitchell commits suicide in the face of terminal cancer, TV's inability to envisage a positive response to end of life suffering comes back into focus
Dutch euthanasia up again in 2015
Dutch euthanasia up again in 2015
The 5,516 deaths reported in the Netherlands in 2015 would translate to more than 20,000 based on a UK-sized population, as paediatricians press for easier child euthanasia and academics report on euthanasia for psychiatric patients.
Canadian Government E&AS bill out
Canadian Government E&AS bill out
Fifteen months after the Supreme Court ordered federal legislation, the Trudeau government has published its draft bill

personal stories

On her husband's assisted suicide
On her husband's assisted suicide
Debbie Binner says 'Campaigners for assisted dying underestimate how terrible it is for those of us left behind... I didn't care what state he was or might be in, he was my husband'

MPs' speeches: personal stories
MPs' speeches: personal stories
MPs make clear that the issues surrounding end of life care and decisions are as real for them as for all, with moving and often passionate contributions from all sides of the House

MND & hospice: did you know?
MND & hospice: did you know?
Hospice care is most often associated with illnesses like cancer, but a series of personal accounts published to mark MND Awareness Month show their potential goes much further

MSP speaks up for disabled people
MSP speaks up for disabled people
The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill 'would reinforce the concept that my life and those of others with life-shortening conditions are not worth living and are not of the same value'

Defying the endgame
Defying the endgame
'The boy who once had 24 hours to live was defying the odds' - thanks to an inspiring visitor

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