assisted dying

  • 20 Mar 2013

    The court of appeal will decide today at 2pm whether a man called 'L' can take over the late Tony Nicklinson's claim to establish a 'right to die'.

  • 30 Aug 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.

  • 6 Jan 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.

  • 5 Oct 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.

  • 7 Aug 2009

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

  • 30 Jul 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.

  • 1 Jul 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.

  • 11 Dec 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.