13 December 2002

Doubting the death penalty

American opposition to capital punishment is motivated by broader concerns about the US justice system.

13 December 2002

Doubting the death penalty

American opposition to capital punishment is motivated by broader concerns about the US justice system.

6 December 2001

Life before death

Diane Pretty has taken her appeal for the 'right to die' from the UK House of Lords to the European Court of Human Rights - but wouldn't it be better to keep the taboo surrounding suicide?

29 August 2001

A matter of life and death

Those who favour abortion rights should oppose the legalisation of assisted suicide.

23 May 2001

Suffocating hope

What does the sympathetic reaction to a father's 'mercy killing' of his depressed daughter say about our attitude to life?

When Holland passed a law in December 2000 that would allow it to legalise voluntary euthanasia, many greeted this as a welcome 10 April 2001

Voluntary euthanasia: a deadbeat solution?

Suicide is painless...for whom?