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Statement on Noa Pothoven
Statement on Noa Pothoven
A statement following clarification of a Dutch news report
Staffing main barrier to good EOLC
Staffing main barrier to good EOLC
Almost two thirds of UK nurses responding to a major survey say staffing shortages are the main barrier to providing good care to dying patients
Lords question rebuffed
Lords question rebuffed
Government minister tells assisted suicide campaigner the Government will not form policy on a matter of conscience, and reminds peers that the current law has been judged to strike a 'fair balance'
Times reports BBC bias complaint
Times reports BBC bias complaint
Care Not Killing complaint to BBC Director-General Lord Hall over the corporation's coverage of assisted suicide receives coverage in national media
Senior judge: law prevents abuse
Senior judge: law prevents abuse
Former Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption questions basis of claimed public support for assisted suicide and says current legal protections are necessary to guard against abuse

personal stories

Kiwis speak: the threat to us
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?'
'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

twitter

  • RT @thetimesscot: "We need to invest in helping those who are suffering and cater for both their physical and psychological needs. That is…
  • RT @DefendNZ: It's a very valid point... "What message is #euthanasia sending to our country's most vulnerable?" Please retweet. #DefendNZ…
  • RT @LeonieHerx: Come join me today at the #BMA meeting in Belfast #ARM2019 https://t.co/3tfU0eBko2
  • BMA #ARM2019 ethics vote results i) support patient autonomy & good quality #endoflife care for all - 81% for ii)… https://t.co/hDj64Ayq6l
  • #ARM2019: Dr David Randall confirms that judicial review and Charity Commission investigation in the RCP's conduct… https://t.co/ikfkrD0S6D

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