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Spanish parliament approves bill to allow assisted dying
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Spanish parliament approves bill to allow assisted dying

Dec 17th 2020, 9:30 PM 9,103 Views 12 Comments

It still faces a vote in the Senate early in 2021 where it is also expected to pass.

New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana in referendums
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New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana in referendums

Oct 30th 2020, 6:43 AM 24,517 Views 24 Comments

The two referendums represented significant potential changes to New Zealand’s social fabric.

3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia
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3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia

Dec 1st 2019, 5:04 PM 22,445 Views 77 Comments

Vicky Phelan has told the Irish Mail on Sunday that she is in favour of euthanasia.

Poll: Would you support the legalisation of euthanasia in Ireland?
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Poll: Would you support the legalisation of euthanasia in Ireland?

Nov 15th 2019, 8:38 AM 42,343 Views 200 Comments

Yesterday, New Zealand lawmakers voted in favour of making euthanasia legal.

New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of legalising euthanasia paving the way for referendum
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New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of legalising euthanasia paving the way for referendum

Nov 14th 2019, 8:35 AM 13,973 Views 34 Comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has publicly stated her support for euthanasia reform.

Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia
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Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:52 AM 48,148 Views 13 Comments

She suffered from an incurable degenerative muscle disease.

Dutch doctor acquitted in landmark case over euthanising woman with severe dementia
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Dutch doctor acquitted in landmark case over euthanising woman with severe dementia

Sep 12th 2019, 6:59 AM 16,512 Views 55 Comments

Prosecutors had accused the doctor of failing to properly consult the Alzheimer’s patient in the case in 2016.

Dutch doctor goes on trial on charges of euthanising patient with dementia in landmark case
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Dutch doctor goes on trial on charges of euthanising patient with dementia in landmark case

Aug 26th 2019, 7:39 PM 19,351 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutors claim the patient may have had second thoughts about dying.

Vincent Lambert, man at centre of contentious right-to-die case in France, passes away
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Vincent Lambert, man at centre of contentious right-to-die case in France, passes away

Jul 11th 2019, 8:50 AM 21,697 Views 20 Comments

He died more than a decade after an accident that left him with severe brain damage.

FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?
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FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?

Jun 6th 2019, 6:35 PM 70,804 Views 16 Comments

A story that a 17-year-old rape victim had been euthanised was reported by media organisations across the world.

Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision
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Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision

May 21st 2019, 12:46 PM 20,440 Views 21 Comments

Vincent Lambert is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.

'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
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'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations

Jun 1st 2018, 9:04 PM 84,441 Views 121 Comments

Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.

104-year-old Australian scientist dies by assisted suicide in Switzerland
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104-year-old Australian scientist dies by assisted suicide in Switzerland

May 10th 2018, 2:07 PM 44,398 Views 65 Comments

David Goodall did not have a terminal illness, but said his quality of life had deteriorated significantly.

'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'
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'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:02 PM 29,002 Views 43 Comments

Prominent Right to Die with Dignity campaigner Tom Curran appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality today.

Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium
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Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium

Sep 17th 2016, 12:18 PM 33,021 Views 73 Comments

Belgium is the only country to allow a child of any age to choose to end their own life.

Canada is looking to legalise assisted suicide - but not for tourists
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Canada is looking to legalise assisted suicide - but not for tourists

Apr 14th 2016, 8:11 PM 9,250 Views 41 Comments

“The plan we put forward is one that respects Canadians’ choices while putting into place the kinds of safeguards needed.”

Dutch man stabbed 81-year-old ex-minister to death on a "divine mission" against euthanasia
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Dutch man stabbed 81-year-old ex-minister to death on a "divine mission" against euthanasia

Feb 4th 2016, 7:57 PM 11,973 Views 40 Comments

The accused man, Bart Van U, has admitted killing 81-year-old Els Borst for legalising euthanasia.

'People should not suffer intolerable and horrible pain if they want to exit this life'
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'People should not suffer intolerable and horrible pain if they want to exit this life'

Dec 15th 2015, 8:30 PM 17,085 Views 87 Comments

Independent TD John Halligan introduced ‘right to die’ legislation in the Dáil today.

Why we don't need to worry about mobile euthanasia booths in Castleknock
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Why we don't need to worry about mobile euthanasia booths in Castleknock

Sep 19th 2015, 9:30 AM 12,234 Views 16 Comments

There’s been some chatter about mystery leaflets and planning permission notices this week. So what’s going on?

If I'm in lingering pain, I should have the choice to end my life
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If I'm in lingering pain, I should have the choice to end my life

Sep 12th 2015, 4:20 PM 1,295 Views 68 Comments

We should put the topic of Euthanasia on the table for a national debate towards legalising it here in Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna.

Nearly 40 million more Americans are to be given access to euthanasia
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Nearly 40 million more Americans are to be given access to euthanasia

Sep 10th 2015, 3:38 PM 12,248 Views 50 Comments

California is set to legalise the practice.

Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?
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Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?

Aug 2nd 2015, 11:44 AM 27,116 Views 103 Comments

A healthy nurse has ended her life in a Swiss clinic.

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support
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European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support

Jun 5th 2015, 11:00 AM 21,446 Views 35 Comments

The man’s parents had been fighting to keep him on life support though his wife had said he would not want to be kept alive.

Woman dies after 42 years in coma following brutal rape
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Woman dies after 42 years in coma following brutal rape

May 19th 2015, 6:10 AM 30,937 Views 13 Comments

She has been in a vegetative state in a Mumbai since being attacked by a hospital worker in 1973.

Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland
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Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland

May 5th 2015, 11:35 AM 18,162 Views 43 Comments

Tom Curran said TDs are ‘willing to break ranks’ to support his right-to-die law.

Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland
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Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland

Apr 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 11,713 Views 0 Comments

The first trial of a person charged for assisting suicide will take place this year.

Convicted serial rapist is to be euthanised in a Belgian jail
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Convicted serial rapist is to be euthanised in a Belgian jail

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:00 PM 27,233 Views 73 Comments

Frank Van Den Bleeken had asked to die on psychological grounds.

Ireland's euthanasia laws are some of the most strict in Europe
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Ireland's euthanasia laws are some of the most strict in Europe

Jan 3rd 2015, 4:00 PM 22,920 Views 78 Comments

Here’s a look at the situation in other countries.

Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention
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Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention

Nov 6th 2014, 1:23 PM 201 Views 75 Comments

As a compassionate society, must have the courage to face up to the question of terminal illness and euthanasia.

A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month
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A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month

Oct 8th 2014, 6:33 PM 74,066 Views 195 Comments

“I don’t want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.”

Belgium has agreed to "mercy kill" a convicted rapist
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Belgium has agreed to "mercy kill" a convicted rapist

Sep 15th 2014, 8:45 PM 35,049 Views 62 Comments

The convict says that he has “unbearable psychic suffering”.

Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium
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Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium

Feb 13th 2014, 8:23 PM 13,287 Views 166 Comments

In total, there were 86 votes in favour and 44 against from the country’s lower House of Representatives.

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Feb 12th 2014, 10:56 PM 46,050 Views 24 Comments

Everyone’s talking about storm damage, the Garda Ombudsman and the law on euthanasia in Belgium.

Poll: Should countries with euthanasia extend laws to cover children?
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Poll: Should countries with euthanasia extend laws to cover children?

Feb 12th 2014, 9:08 AM 8,116 Views 110 Comments

What do you think about the highly-controversial issue?

Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children
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Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children

Feb 12th 2014, 8:21 AM 8,383 Views 79 Comments

A bill allowing euthanasia for minors facing “unbearable physical suffering” will be voted on by lawmakers tomorrow.

Zoo kills healthy young giraffe despite protests
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Zoo kills healthy young giraffe despite protests

Feb 9th 2014, 12:37 PM 36,498 Views 101 Comments

The giraffe’s body will be fed to tigers at the zoo in Copenhagen.

'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court
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'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court

Jan 16th 2013, 6:28 PM 5,300 Views 19 Comments

Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, is to take her court case to the Supreme Court after she lost a High Court case on the ban on assisted suicide.

Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland
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Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland

Jan 9th 2013, 7:00 PM 189 Views 67 Comments

A terminally ill MS patient is due to learn whether she be allowed to die with the assistance of her partner, writes Sharon O’Connor.

Vatican newspaper slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia'
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Vatican newspaper slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia'

Dec 17th 2012, 8:51 PM 10,757 Views 113 Comments

“Why repeat the same mistake and chase after an unattainable utopia?” read the daily’s front-page editorial.

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?
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Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

Nov 18th 2012, 12:34 PM 10,027 Views 92 Comments

A case currently being heard before the High Court is asking whether Irish people have the constitutional right to an assisted suicide. What do you think?

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