The Christian Institute - Assisted Suicide News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-ethics/assisted-suicide The latest assisted suicide news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:51 +0000 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:51 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) ‘Suicide is a tragedy, unless someone is disabled’, MPs warned https://www.christian.org.uk/news/suicide-is-a-tragedy-unless-someone-is-disabled-mps-warned/ MPs were yesterday warned that if assisted suicide is legalised, disabled people will be made to feel their lives are not worth living.

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Fri, 05 Jul 2019 14:45:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/suicide-is-a-tragedy-unless-someone-is-disabled-mps-warned/
Over 1,000 New Zealand docs stand up against euthanasia Bill https://www.christian.org.uk/news/over-1000-new-zealand-docs-stand-up-against-euthanasia-bill/ More than 1,000 New Zealand doctors have signed an open letter opposing proposals to legalise euthanasia.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 15:21:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/over-1000-new-zealand-docs-stand-up-against-euthanasia-bill/
GPs to be consulted on ending assisted suicide opposition https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gps-to-be-consulted-on-ending-assisted-suicide-opposition/ The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is to consult its membership on whether it should end its opposition to assisted suicide.

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Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:09:08 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gps-to-be-consulted-on-ending-assisted-suicide-opposition/
Justice Minister 'favours’ assisted suicide law https://www.christian.org.uk/news/justice-minister-favours-assisted-suicide-law/ Justice Minister David Gauke has said he is “in favour” of changing the law on assisted suicide.

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Fri, 24 May 2019 14:55:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/justice-minister-favours-assisted-suicide-law/
Trump 'conscience rule' challenged by abortion activists https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trump-conscience-rule-challenged-by-abortion-activists/ President Trump has issued a final ‘conscience rule’ protecting medical staff who disagree with issues such as abortion and assisted suicide on ethical grounds.

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Thu, 23 May 2019 14:02:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/trump-conscience-rule-challenged-by-abortion-activists/
Mother speaks after 28 years of 'minimal consciousness' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hopeless-woman-wakes-from-28-year-coma/ A woman from the United Arab Emirates has spoken to her son after 28 years of limited awareness, astounding doctors who said she was “a hopeless case”.

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:18:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/hopeless-woman-wakes-from-28-year-coma/
Former Supreme Court judge: Assisted suicide law there 'to be broken' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-supreme-court-judge-assisted-suicide-law-there-to-be-broken/ A former Supreme Court judge has said it is acceptable for people to break the law on assisted suicide.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:08:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/former-supreme-court-judge-assisted-suicide-law-there-to-be-broken/
MSPs: Society should prevent suicide, not assist it https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-society-should-prevent-suicide-not-assist-it/ Legalising assisted suicide in Scotland would have a “damaging effect on society” a group of cross-party MSPs have warned.

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Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:32:08 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-society-should-prevent-suicide-not-assist-it/
RCP ethics chief resigns over its support for assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rcp-ethics-chief-resigns-over-support-for-assisted-suicide/ The Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) ethics committee has resigned in protest at the College ending its long-standing opposition to assisted suicide.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:00:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rcp-ethics-chief-resigns-over-support-for-assisted-suicide/
RCP assisted suicide poll outcome 'nonsensical' and 'politically motivated' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rcp-assisted-suicide-poll-outcome-nonsensical-and-politically-motivated/ The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) decision to end its opposition to assisted suicide has come under fire in a series of letters to The Times.

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Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:28:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/rcp-assisted-suicide-poll-outcome-nonsensical-and-politically-motivated/
Royal College of Physicians playing ‘dangerous’ game over assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/royal-college-of-physicians-playing-dangerous-game-over-assisted-suicide/ The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is playing a “dangerous, disturbing and disreputable game” by changing its position on assisted suicide, a columnist has said.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:36:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/royal-college-of-physicians-playing-dangerous-game-over-assisted-suicide/
Doctors' poll reveals continued opposition to assisted suicide https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-poll-reveals-continued-opposition-to-assisted-suicide/ A controversial poll by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of its UK members has revealed continued opposition to assisted suicide.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:26:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/doctors-poll-reveals-continued-opposition-to-assisted-suicide/
Exclusive: ‘The public deserves to know the truth about assisted suicide poll’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/exclusive-the-public-deserves-to-know-the-truth-about-assisted-suicide-poll/ One of the doctors challenging the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) over its move to end its opposition to assisted suicide has spoken exclusively to The Christian Institute.

Keep on reading: Exclusive: ‘The public deserves to know the truth about assisted suicide poll’

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:59:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/exclusive-the-public-deserves-to-know-the-truth-about-assisted-suicide-poll/
Motor neurone patient: 'My life has hope, joy and meaning' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/motor-neurone-patient-my-life-has-hope-joy-and-meaning/ A man with motor neurone disease (MND) has described a life of ‘hope, joy and meaning’ despite the difficulties of living with the condition.

Keep on reading: Motor neurone patient: 'My life has hope, joy and meaning'

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:30:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/motor-neurone-patient-my-life-has-hope-joy-and-meaning/
Assisted suicide: Medics seek funding to challenge Royal College https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-medics-seek-funding-to-challenge-royal-college/ Senior doctors have launched a bid to legally challenge the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) over its controversial assisted suicide poll.

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:36:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-medics-seek-funding-to-challenge-royal-college/
Assisted suicide is 'inhumane', researchers warn https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-is-inhumane-researchers-warn/ Researchers are warning that assisted suicide can lead to “inhumane” deaths, with some people taking as long as seven days to die.

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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:28:12 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/assisted-suicide-is-inhumane-researchers-warn/
Paralysed motor neurone disease patient: 'I'm a happy man' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/paralysed-motor-neurone-disease-patient-im-a-happy-man/ A man with motor neurone disease (MND) has spoken out about his opposition to assisted suicide.

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:52:26 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/paralysed-motor-neurone-disease-patient-im-a-happy-man/
Tanni Grey-Thompson says assisted suicide law 'protects vulnerable' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tanni-grey-thompson-says-assisted-suicide-law-protects-vulnerable/ Peer and Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson has hit out at a recent editorial by The Times on assisted suicide.

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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:38:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/tanni-grey-thompson-says-assisted-suicide-law-protects-vulnerable/
1,800 docs campaign against 'rigged' assisted suicide poll https://www.christian.org.uk/news/1800-docs-campaign-against-rigged-assisted-suicide-poll/ Over 1,800 doctors and medics have signed a letter opposing the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) change of stance on assisted suicide.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:15:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/1800-docs-campaign-against-rigged-assisted-suicide-poll/
Medical body threatened with legal action over assisted suicide poll https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-body-threatened-with-legal-action-over-assisted-suicide-poll/ The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been threatened with legal action over its controversial poll of its members on assisted suicide.

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Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:37:29 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/medical-body-threatened-with-legal-action-over-assisted-suicide-poll/