Assisted dying

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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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Airport strike planned for next Friday called off – as it happened
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Mostafa Rachwani, Emily Wind and Natasha May

02, Dec, 2022 @7:48 AM

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Last Flight Home review – heartbreaking portrait of assisted dying
Documentary maker Ondi Timoner follows her desperately ill father, and his family, after he decides to exercise his right under Californian law

Peter Bradshaw

23, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Unite and conquer: how Alex Greenwich plans to make NSW more progressive
‘There’s never been a better time to be an independent,’ says Sydney MP celebrating 10 years in office

Gary Nunn

28, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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UK pensioner accused of wife’s murder in Cyprus seeks manslaughter charge
Lawyers negotiating for David Hunter, who admits smothering wife to death and faces life in prison

Helena Smith in Paphos

12, Oct, 2022 @5:55 PM

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