Euthanasia

14 July 2014

Assisted dying – execution by doctor?

The similarities between assisted dying and the death penalty are striking.

3 July 2014

The state should not be the god of death

Legalising assisted suicide would allow officialdom to override poorly individuals' moral autonomy.

18 February 2014

Euthanasia for children: a new low in the Low Countries

Belgium’s extension of the ‘right to die’ to terminally ill children reveals the slippery slope of legalising assisted dying.

20 January 2014

Hayley Cropper and the fiction of assisted suicide

The reality of assisted suicide bears little relation to the image promoted by its supporters.

5 August 2013

Who wants the ‘right to die’?

Euthanasia and assisted suicide are deep moral problems that should be debated by elected politicians, not appointed judges.

2 July 2013

It isn't only Vice doing suicide chic

Vice caused outrage with its suicide-themed fashion shoot. Yet society itself is now ambivalent about condemning suicide.

13 May 2013

The baby-boomer
death cult

The euthanasing of a Belgian Nobel laureate raises disturbing questions about attitudes to the elderly and the future.

21 March 2013

In defence of old people’s right to live

Those of us who see great worth in old people’s lives should oppose the demands for a ‘right to die’ for over-70s.