The Christian Institute - Assisted Suicide News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-ethics/assisted-suicide The latest assisted suicide news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:59:58 +0000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:59:58 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Suicide prevention group: 'Don't help people considering assisted suicide' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/suicide-prevention-group-dont-help-people-considering-assisted-suicide/ A US suicide prevention group has come under fire for claiming that patients who want to kill themselves with medically prescribed poison are not suicidal.

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:26:32 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/suicide-prevention-group-dont-help-people-considering-assisted-suicide/
Australian state legalises assisted suicide & euthanasia http://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-state-legalises-assisted-suicide-euthanasia/ The Australian State of Victoria has legalised assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:16:23 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/australian-state-legalises-assisted-suicide-euthanasia/
Just nine month suspended sentence for man who killed his father http://www.christian.org.uk/news/just-nine-months-man-killed-father/ Critics have raised the alarm after a High Court judge only handed down a nine-month suspended sentence to a man who killed his father with a lethal combination of morphine and insulin.

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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:23:50 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/just-nine-months-man-killed-father/
‘I want to care for people, not kill them’, says Australian doc http://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-want-care-people-not-kill-says-australian-doc/ An Australian doctor has spoken out against the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia, saying he wants to help people, not kill them.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:30 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/i-want-care-people-not-kill-says-australian-doc/
Canadian doctors being ‘increasingly’ asked about assisted suicide for children http://www.christian.org.uk/news/canadian-doctors-increasingly-asked-assisted-suicide-children/ Doctors in Canada have reported an increase in conversations about legalising assisted suicide for children – just a year after the practice was first allowed for adults.

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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:39:47 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/canadian-doctors-increasingly-asked-assisted-suicide-children/
Opposition to dangerous assisted suicide law grows ahead of Australian vote http://www.christian.org.uk/news/opposition-dangerous-assisted-suicide-law-grows-ahead-australian-vote/ A bid to introduce assisted suicide is facing increasing opposition in an Australian state, ahead of a crucial vote next week.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:33:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/opposition-dangerous-assisted-suicide-law-grows-ahead-australian-vote/
Former US marine fighting cancer rejects assisted suicide http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-us-marine-fighting-cancer-rejects-assisted-suicide/ A former US Marine who was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer has spoken out about his fight for life and why he rejects assisted suicide.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:45:06 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-us-marine-fighting-cancer-rejects-assisted-suicide/
'Instead of pushing us into suicide, help us live well' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/instead-pushing-us-suicide-help-us-live-well/ A disabled journalist who describes himself as ‘strongly secular and liberal’ says legalised assisted suicide would put pressure on him to kill himself.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:47:53 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/instead-pushing-us-suicide-help-us-live-well/
Vulnerable protected as judges reject assisted suicide bid http://www.christian.org.uk/news/vulnerable-protected-judges-reject-assisted-suicide-bid/ Vulnerable people will continue to be protected as a result of a High Court ruling on assisted suicide, campaigners say.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:14:12 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/vulnerable-protected-judges-reject-assisted-suicide-bid/
Law against assisted suicide upheld in New York http://www.christian.org.uk/news/law-assisted-suicide-upheld-new-york/ A case which sought to overturn New York’s state law against assisted suicide has been unanimously struck down.

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:01:41 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/law-assisted-suicide-upheld-new-york/
‘Pay us more money for killing people’, say Canadian doctors http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pay-us-money-killing-people-say-canadian-doctors/ Doctors in Canada have claimed that they are not being paid enough money for carrying out assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:54:15 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/pay-us-money-killing-people-say-canadian-doctors/
‘No need to change assisted suicide laws’, says academic http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-need-change-assisted-suicide-laws-says-academic/ A High Court case involving a man who is seeking to make assisted suicide legal is “deeply worrying”, an academic and author has warned.

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:27:37 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/no-need-change-assisted-suicide-laws-says-academic/
‘Assisted suicide case is seeking to usurp the will of Parliament’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-case-seeking-usurp-will-parliament/ The legalisation of assisted suicide “should be for Parliament itself to decide freely” rather than the courts, a law tutor at the University of Oxford has warned.

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:40:17 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-case-seeking-usurp-will-parliament/
'Beware the dangerous consequences of legalising assisted suicide' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/beware-dangerous-consequences-legalising-assisted-suicide/ Campaigners against assisted suicide have spoken out movingly this week, amidst a major court case seeking to weaken the law.

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:25:13 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/beware-dangerous-consequences-legalising-assisted-suicide/
‘Legalising assisted suicide says I'd be better off dead’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/legalising-assisted-suicide-says-id-better-off-dead/ A disabled activist has spoken out against any future legalisation of assisted suicide – saying it would send a message that disabled people are a “burden”.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:10:54 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/legalising-assisted-suicide-says-id-better-off-dead/
Call for assisted suicide in UK criticised by pro-life group http://www.christian.org.uk/news/call-assisted-suicide-uk-criticised-pro-life-group/ A pro-life campaigner has hit out at new calls for assisted suicide to become legal in the UK.

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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:22:29 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/call-assisted-suicide-uk-criticised-pro-life-group/
Insurance companies refuse to cover life-saving treatment but offer to pay for assisted suicide http://www.christian.org.uk/news/insurance-companies-refuse-cover-life-saving-treatment-offer-pay-assisted-suicide/ A doctor has spoken out after two separate insurance companies refused to pay for life-saving treatments for his patients but did offer to pay to end their lives.

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:32:23 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/insurance-companies-refuse-cover-life-saving-treatment-offer-pay-assisted-suicide/
Assisted suicide Bill rejected in Maine http://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-bill-rejected-maine/ A Bill to legalise assisted suicide has been struck down in the US state of Maine.

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Fri, 26 May 2017 13:10:59 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-bill-rejected-maine/
Disabled man: Assisted suicide suggests 'better dead than disabled' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/disabled-man-assisted-suicide-suggests-better-dead-disabled/ Legalising assisted suicide sends the message that the lives of disabled people are not valuable, an American blogger has said.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 08:56:04 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/disabled-man-assisted-suicide-suggests-better-dead-disabled/
Assisted suicide helpline aims to show life is worth living http://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-helpline-aims-show-life-worth-living/ A telephone counselling service has been helping friends and family of vulnerable Canadians to overcome social pressure to choose assisted suicide.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 11:20:22 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-helpline-aims-show-life-worth-living/