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“I will take my life today around noon. It is time,” she began.

What sort of emotions does the statement evoke in you as you look at the picture on the left of this elderly woman and her husband? What assumptions do you make?  The woman probably appears older. We maybe look at … Continue reading

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Methods of suicide

There are two fairly distinct groups of people who consider suicide, or do end their life by suicide – the first is those who very regrettably feel unable to bear what essentially is, or should be, a temporary trauma – … Continue reading

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When society advocates painful death

Looking at the current news stories, three salient events highlight the talk around euthanasia: and their basic message is, society doesn’t care. It would prefer you to die badly. Lord Falconer’s long-awaited Commission on Assisted Dying report was released a … Continue reading

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Terminal, unbearably ill, or ‘just’ tired of life?

A number of news stories these past few days have highlighted differences between ‘right-to-die’ groups and also the myths perpetrated by the ‘pro-life’ groups. An elderly, arthritic woman dies at the Zurich assisted suicide clinic; an elderly woman being evicted … Continue reading

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Gently, gently, catch the monkey – “rights” rejected by the courts

“Major social issues such as euthanasia are not fit to be decided by rights, and this is a good example to show rights are not a panacea for all social problems. This is because rights are necessarily enforced by judges, … Continue reading

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Doctor who prescribed lethal tablets allowed to practice

This weekend sees a popular doctor return to work without restrictions. The GMC, a UK regulatory body for the medical professions, have finally removed their sanctions. 63-yr-old Dr Iain Kerr is a popular G.P. in the west of Scotland. Two … Continue reading

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