Assisted dying

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UK among most liberal countries on divorce and abortion, survey reveals
Global study shows significant shift in UK attitudes on matters such as casual sex and assisted dying

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Prue and Danny’s Death Road Trip review – the lovely tale of a Bake Off judge and her son’s debate about dying
Prue Leith and her Tory MP son hold profoundly opposing views on legalised euthanasia. They tackle them in a sensitive, fascinating show that’s full of nuance and respect

Rebecca Nicholson

16, Feb, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Can a mass shooter demand a good death? The strange case that tested the limits of justice
The long read: In 2021, a security guard in Spain stormed into his workplace and shot four people. He was caught, badly injured, and a trial was set – but his victims would never get to see him punished

Giles Tremlett

02, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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I miss my wife every day, but knowing she died with dignity brings me great solace | Letters
Letters: Readers offer personal stories in response to Polly Toynbee’s article on assisted dying


30, Jan, 2023 @5:53 PM

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Assisted dying should be a right – not a crime | Letters
Letters: Barbara Bell writes about the suffering of patients she has cared for, and Nick Anderson says choice is key, but Nozmul Hussain says there would be unwanted consequences

23, Jan, 2023 @4:19 PM

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Today, 17 people will die in unimaginable pain. Here’s how you can help stop that | Polly Toynbee
You will need to be brave to read these stories. But they show how assisted dying would be a change for the good, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

19, Jan, 2023 @5:21 PM

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The time to die should be of our choosing | Letters
However difficult it is to legally protect assisted dying, we should still try

08, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Assisted dying seems humane, but can we protect the vulnerable from the malign? | Sonia Sodha
From the state suggesting it would be cheaper if ill people didn’t live to coercive relatives, safeguards are almost impossible to enforce

Sonia Sodha

01, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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‘It could all have been so different’: how support offered by a hospice in Cyprus came too late for one British couple
A year after he helped his terminally ill wife die, David Hunter is still in jail

Helena Smith in Paphos

18, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Canada delays right to physician-assisted death for mentally ill people
Clinicians say there is concern that the country’s healthcare system is inadequate to protect most vulnerable

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

18, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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MPs must listen to the public on assisted dying | Letter
Letter: More than 90% of people are thought to consider assisted dying acceptable in at least some situations, yet MPs continue to block its legalisation, says Colin Burke

07, Dec, 2022 @5:49 PM

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MPs to revisit assisted dying with an inquiry next year
Committee to look at ‘real-world evidence’ including experiences of countries where law has changed

Harriet Sherwood

05, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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