Category Archives: assisted suicide

The things that become important

Some of the questions in life can be downright scary. Take death, for instance! We know it’s going to happen yet we do so little about it. When the time comes, sometimes everything happens in a rush. For this Blog … Continue reading

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Exit welcomes CPP clarifications

A statement issued last week by the new Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, clarifies the Guidance of the Crown Prosecution Service (England & Wales), and eases some of the fears of doctors and others in the medical profession over … Continue reading

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The ethics of euthanasia, our books, this website, right or wrong?

In almost every religion and philosophical system, the right to life and the right to live the way we want to as long as it does not interfere with the same rights of others, is something universally respected. I don’t … Continue reading

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Speaking for the majority

This weekend, the influential (and, surprisingly, moderately rightwing) newspaper, The Economist, takes a strong stance in favour of assisted suicide, proclaiming, “Most people in the Western world favour assisted suicide. The law should reflect their will.” It describes the horror … Continue reading

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No helium, no bags, no information, can’t talk about it, where will it end?

How much respect does the law really give you for your private life? Your family life? Your private arrangements between you and those you love and who love you? This apparently straightforward question is one that our highest court wants … Continue reading

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What would you do? Let the individual decide.

In the first week of the new year came the news of an elderly ill couple that had ended their lives together. As people read these words, their responses may be of many different kinds. There are those who are, … Continue reading

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Liberté for France??

Romantic suicide fever has gripped the French media in the past week after an 86-year-old couple, described as brilliant intellectuals, ended their lives together last Friday. Three days later, a second Parisian couple, aged 84 and 81, were found dead … Continue reading

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Is Falconer’s bill a folly?

The ‘Right-to-Die‘ campaign, while supported by the vast majority of the public, is heavily outgunned and outfunded by vested interests in the Government and Church. So most supporters feel we should be grateful for anything we can get, right? This … Continue reading

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Assisted suicide: addressing legal dilemmas

Questions have been raised today about a man who received assisted suicide in Switzerland following a misdiagnosis. The court hearings of Final Exit Network (FEN) in the USA, although securing a victory for the FEN volunteer guides, relied in part … Continue reading

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Getting the truth from your doctor

Need to get to Dignitas for assisted suicide? You’ll need to provide some medical records. Up till now, this has worried some doctors. Under the Guidelines from the Director of Public Prosecutions, it could perhaps be interpreted as encouraging a … Continue reading

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Thinking Out Loud

Exit Newsletter is one of the main foci of this organisation. Although Five Last Acts II remains the standard publication and reference volume, it is through the newsletter-magazine that we can reach members with tips and updates. In this way, … Continue reading

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