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What is “appropriate” dying?

Instead of a set of rules where “one size fits all”, or wordily-phrased “rights”, psychologists have looked at a different model: one of, “Is this an appropriate death?” The most common scenario, where laws are proposed based on certain check-boxes … 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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A choice too far?

We tend to judge a society by how that society treats its less able. Usually that means enabling those less fortunate so they have the rights and privileges of able-bodied people. Yet some things seem to offend our sensibilities. Give … 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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