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Big majority of disabled people support assisted dying for the terminally ill

Big majority of disabled people support assisted dying for the terminally ill

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:34

Just 8% of disabled people surveyed in a new Yougov poll for Dignity in Dying believe that disability rights groups should maintain their opposition to assisted dying.

Appeal Court declines to rule on right-to-die cases

Appeal Court declines to rule on right-to-die cases

Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:31

The Appeal Court has ruled that it has no power to grant people the right to voluntary euthanasia, and that it is a decision for parliament to make.

Vermont approves doctor-assisted suicide

Vermont approves doctor-assisted suicide

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013 13:59

The Governor of Vermont this week signed into law a new bill legalising doctor-assisted suicide. This makes it the third US state to approve such legislation.

Most Europeans favour legalising assisted dying

Most Europeans favour legalising assisted dying

Posted: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:09

The Swiss Medical Lawyers Association has conducted a Europe-wide poll to discover attitudes to assisted dying. The results show that there is widespread and strong support for legalising it.

Secularism and the assisted dying debate

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:21

The recent report on assisted dying by the Falconer Commission has caused a strong division between supporters and opponents. Research has found that the majority of the British public support assisted dying for the terminally ill.