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Polling: a house of cards
Polling: a house of cards
Yet another opinion poll is unveiled on assisted suicide - riddled, once again, with euphemisms and suppositions
RCP: backlash continues
RCP: backlash continues
Members and fellows publish open letter concerning problems with the RCP's abandonment of opposition to assisted suicide, following resignations from the RCP's own 'ignored' ethics committee
Holyrood motion laid against AS
Holyrood motion laid against AS
MSPs note concerns 'that it would be impossible to put adequate safeguards in place, and... that the abuse of vulnerable people would probably take place'
MSPs refute assisted suicide call
MSPs refute assisted suicide call
MSPs from the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Scottish National Parties come together to reject assisted suicide as a response to the needs of the people of Scotland
RCP adopts least favoured stance
RCP adopts least favoured stance
'Royal College of Physicians should ditch neutral position as doctors once again oppose assisted suicide, says Care Not Killing'

personal stories

'How can I stay here?'
'How can I stay here?'
An extensive consideration of euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands tells of a doctor who couldn't save her patient - from another doctor

Supreme Court CANH ruling and me
Supreme Court CANH ruling and me
Nikki Kenward, who lived with the MND-like symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, writes: 'this is not civilization but barbarity... We need more legal restraints, not fewer.'

A granddaughter reflects
A granddaughter reflects
'As someone who has seen the ugliness of a slow demise, I reject the notion that dignity can be measured by the level of pain or the speed in which the individual dies'

'Surprised to wake up'
'Surprised to wake up'
A man from Inverness, living with MS, put off his plans to have an assisted suicide in Switzerland when he was made aware of support available

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'

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