News tagged with assisted suicide

Author Terry Pratchett defends right-to-die film

(AP) -- Writer Terry Pratchett said Tuesday that watching a man being helped to die had reaffirmed his support for assisted suicide, while anti-euthanasia groups criticized the televised death as propaganda.

Jun 14, 2011
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Navigating the spheres of assisted death

The issues of assisted death and palliative care in Canada should be discussed in the context of human rights, states a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Jan 31, 2011
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UK publishes new rules for assisted suicide

(AP) -- Britain's top prosecutor published new guidelines Thursday spelling out what types of assisted suicide cases were more likely to face prosecution, keeping the practice illegal but finding some leeway for suspects ...

Feb 25, 2010
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Montana 3rd state to allow doctor-assisted suicide

(AP) -- The Montana Supreme Court said Thursday that nothing in state law prevents patients from seeking physician-assisted suicide, making Montana the third state that will allow the procedure.

Jan 01, 2010
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More clarity needed on law of assisted suicide

(PhysOrg.com) -- Doctors need more clarity on what they can and cannot do within the current law on assisted suicide, according to an editorial by Dr Richard Huxtable and Professor Karen Forbes in this week's ...

Nov 27, 2009
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