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Exit in the British Medical Journal

How to Die With Dignity was the world’s first rational suicide manual for persons suffering from unbearable and unrelievable illness. This month, the BMJ, one of the world’s leading medical journals, publishes details of Exit’s work and history. It was … Continue reading

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The ironies of 50 yrs – being allowed vs being able

Several writers were hanging out the flags yesterday. Fifty years ago, the Suicide Act was changed to make suicide legal and keep assisted suicide illegal. From August 1961 you were ‘allowed’ to take your own life without facing criminal charges … Continue reading

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Raising the flag against suffering

Ancient legend places the history of the Scottish Flag – and the Scottish ‘National Anthem’ – as a symbol of triumph over insuperable odds, of hope for the future. The Flower of Scotland anthem commemorates self-determination in days that are, … Continue reading

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