Assisted suicide and euthanasia

Suicidal ideation, no crystal balls, conscientious objection, and Hippocrates’ successful medical practice
Judicial activism, a ‘reasonably foreseeable’ death, the unacceptability of suffering, and reasons to stay alive
Isolated elderly people, altruistic suicide, a second childhood, and a crucified hero
Resisting assisted dying, the ‘superskill’ of listening, DNAR discussions, and euthanasia-free-zones
The Meacher Bill, radicals in the Lords, Canada’s slippery slope and fragile conscience protections
There are a number of practical problems and inconsistencies with the Meacher Bill. But first it’s important to consider the Bill’s underlying assumptions and philosophy
Bringing in a euthanasia regime in Britain would open us to a slew of profoundly dangerous unintended consequences
Putting into practice our convictions against euthanasia means taking seriously end of life care
Dementia, an ageing population, the costs of living longer: what is driving the vigorous campaigns to legalise death on demand?
Charting the long, and so far unsuccessful, attempts to introduce euthanasia to Britain