Tag Archives: Belgium

Organs replaced, euthanasia wishes honoured, good ethics

A little while ago, we drew attention to a well thought out idea by Julian Savulescu and Dominic Wilkinson, suggesting that being able to donate one’s organs while requesting euthanasia could give an added sense of meaning to a dignified … Continue reading

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Good life good death: I don’t need my organs, just a peaceful dying

Organ transplant and euthanasia hit the headlines this week as two people seeking euthanasia ask that their organs be donated. Tony Nicklinson of Melksham, Wiltshire communicates by blinking or nodding his head at letters on a board. His legal team … Continue reading

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Euthanasia & hospices: the unexpected link

A major new global study, released today by the Economist Intelligence Unit, has ranked the UK as top of the world league for palliative care. But some evidence also suggests right-to-die campaigners are successfully pressuring policy-makers into improving that very … Continue reading

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Euthanasia in Belgium: no slippery slope

The evidence of studies in several countries suggests that legislation to allow euthanasia does not affect the number of cases significantly – it just makes them more open and transparent. This has never deterred panic-mongers, who spin data to create … Continue reading

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