Outgoing minister attempts PAS law review Days before the administration he serves in comes to an end, pro-assisted suicide Justice Secretary David Gauke makes a 'call for evidence' concerning a possible change in the law
Boles debate: what do they want? MPs pursuing a change in the law on assisted suicide sought to shift the focus away from the weaknesses of their legislative offerings and onto emotive hard cases - but couldn't resist returning to old ground.
Boles debate: why now? Just four years after a packed Commons debated the topic, informed by months of expert briefings and consultations, assisted suicide was dragged back before the House. Why?
Boles debate: what harm would assisted suicide do? It's simple, straightforward and will work because we want it to - that's the message that comes across in advocates' polling questions, and in increasingly exasperated Commons speeches. But is it true?
Boles debate: the case against assisted suicide Sir Bernard Jenkin asserted that 'the question is whether we can safely change the law in a way that does not create new or worse dangers.' Jim Shannon contended that 'the right to die for the eloquent and financially well off will become a duty to die for the vulnerable.'
Kiwis speak: the threat to us Watch ordinary New Zealanders explain why a proposed assisted suicide law would pose a direct threat to them and countless people like them
'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 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 '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'