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Scotland rejects assisted suicide

[by Martin Conroy in Scotland] Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted down the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill for a second time by 82 votes to 36. In what amounts to a clear rejection of the principles of the Bill, first … Continue reading

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Baroness Campbell’s speech on assisted suicide

The following speech was made in today’s debate in the House of Lords on the Assisted Dying Bill 2013-2014 by Baroness Campbell of Surbiton: My Lords, I have fought for autonomy the whole of my life. I have fought for … Continue reading

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Lord Brennan’s speech on assisted suicide

The following speech was made in today’s debate in the House of Lords on the Assisted Dying Bill 2013-2014 by Lord Brennan: My Lords, to make it lawful for doctors to assist people to commit suicide is a profound step. … Continue reading

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Baroness O’Cathain’s speech on assisted suicide

The following speech was made in today’s debate in the House of Lords on the Assisted Dying Bill 2013-2014 by Baroness O’Cathain: My Lords, I believe that a great strength of this House whenever we look at a Bill—we have … Continue reading

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Lord MacKenzie’s speech on assisted suicide

The following speech was made in today’s debate in the House of Lords on the Assisted Dying Bill 2013-2014 by Lord MacKenzie of Culkein: My Lords, I am sorry that I am unable to support the Bill in the name … Continue reading

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Baroness Finlay’s speech in the assisted suicide debate

The following speech was made in today’s debate in the House of Lords on the Assisted Dying Bill 2013-2014 by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: My Lords, like many others, particularly doctors who will be expected to be involved in assisting … Continue reading

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John Sentamu’s speech in assisted suicide debate

The following speech was made in today’s debate in the House of Lords on the Assisted Dying Bill 2013-2014 by John Sentamu, Anglican Archbishop of York: My Lords, let me state at the outset that the official Church of England … Continue reading

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Assisted suicide: the red flags from abroad

It is hardly surprising that in dismissing the reality of how some slopes truly are slippery, Polly Toynbee this week in the Guardian looked to the U.S. state of Oregon’s experience of assisted suicide to prove her point, asking skeptically, “How often will it be used? After 17 … Continue reading

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Why bishops oppose Falconer’s assisted suicide bill

It has certainly not helped the case against assisted suicide that two prominent retired Anglican clergymen, Lord Carey and Desmond Tutu, have both come out in favour ahead of Friday’s second reading of Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill. Their interventions have … Continue reading

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Why the backers of assisted dying keep trying

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill had its First Reading in the House of Lords last week, and its second is expected on or close to 18 July. The Bill aims to change the law in order “to enable competent adults who are terminally ill … Continue reading

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