• July 18, 2014

    A friend of mine who uses a wheelchair was recently approached by a stranger who crossed over the road to talk to her. Without knowing anything about her, he told her that he supported her right to die with dignity through assisted suicide. She told him that she was more concerned with her right to live than her right to die.

  • August 30, 2012

    British Unitarians have begun a six-month consultation on the issue of assisted dying. It follows calls from Sheffield Unitarians to support a change in the law.

  • January 6, 2012

    Assisted suicide should be legalised for terminally ill people, according to the Commission on Assisted Dying, chaired and funded by advocates of legalising assisted dying. No doubt a commission set up by opponents would come to a contrary conclusion. Some will applaud the strict conditions proposed, others fear that such measures would in time lead to euthanasia on a wider scale.

  • October 5, 2009

    It is disappointing, says Savi Hensman, that so many people who are passionate about the assisted dying debate (whether for or against legalisation) do not seem nearly as concerned to tackle violations of dignity which can be prevented at present.

  • August 7, 2009

    Believers in the sanctity of life might be somewhat confused by the Church of England's latest communications update.

  • July 30, 2009

    In a landmark ruling from the House of Lords, the final appeal court in the UK, a woman with multiple sclerosis has won her court battle to have the law on assisted dying clarified.

  • July 1, 2009

    English fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett has said he believes it is ethical to allow people to be able to choose to have assisted death "when medicine cannot do any more". Others disagree.

  • May 21, 2009

    I see that the Bible Society's thinktank Theos have found that 60 per cent of people they surveyed back making euthanasia legal with 59 per cent agreeing that more public money should be given to enab

  • December 11, 2008

    A TV documentary showing Craig Ewert, a motor neuron disease sufferer, marked the first time footage of an assisted death - including the moment of death - has been broadcast in Britain. It has provoked an intense debate.

  • November 19, 2006