Assisted dying

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‘Silver linings’: how a grieving mother’s fight for voluntary assisted dying in SA inspired a political pursuit
After her son Rhys’s death, Liz Habermann took on the battle to pass the VAD bill. Now, she hopes to make more change by running in the state’s next election

Tory Shepherd

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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It’s time the UK recognised assisted dying as a human right
Letters: Readers react to Charlotte Naughton’s moving account of her aunt’s final journey to a Swiss assisted dying clinic

Letters

21, Nov, 2021 @6:33 PM

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A trip to Switzerland in search of a good death: ‘All this instead of just doing it in Brighton’
My aunt Ann didn’t want a painful decline from Parkinson’s, so I agreed to accompany her to a Swiss assisted dying clinic. Would she find peace in her final moments?

Charlotte Naughton

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It is about being in control’: how New Zealand’s assisted dying law is bringing comfort to one family
Steve Smith may be the first person in the country to qualify for the euthanasia procedure. He says it’s a ‘solution’ and a ‘choice’

Eva Corlett in Wellington

12, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Voluntary assisted dying: Perrottet speaks of sick grandmother as he opposes NSW bill
Premier Dominic Perrottet opens debate on proposed law in parliament, promising to boost funding to palliative care instead

Michael McGowan

12, Nov, 2021 @6:09 AM

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Give us the right to ask for help to die | Letters
True respect for elderly and vulnerable people involves hearing and respecting their wishes

31, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Allow us the option of a humane, painless death | Letters
Letters: Readers share their perspectives on Baroness Meacher’s assisted dying bill

Letters

27, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Dutch psychologist says he sold ‘suicide powder’ to over 100 people
Wim van Dijk says he wants to fuel debate on assisted dying and does not care about possible jail term

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

25, Oct, 2021 @12:54 PM

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Claiming a monopoly on truth and decency is no way to win the assisted dying debate | Kenan Malik
Arguments for and against helping someone die were rehearsed in the House of Lords last week – echoing debates unfolding across the world

Kenan Malik

24, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ex-MP Frank Field reveals terminal illness as he backs assisted dying
Peer says in statement at assisted dying bill reading he changed his mind on issue after seeing a friend die of cancer

Lucy Campbell

22, Oct, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Disabled people need more help to live, not to die | Jane Campbell
I have a progressive condition myself, and I believe the assisted dying bill would harm far more people than it would help

Jane Campbell

22, Oct, 2021 @12:28 PM

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Most Britons want assisted dying legalised. Why are MPs too cowardly to do it? | Simon Jenkins
A debate in the Lords this week exposes the Commons’ failure to answer calls for choice and dignity, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

21, Oct, 2021 @3:56 PM

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