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#Euthanasia

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct? Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision Vincent Lambert

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations Euthanasia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 104-year-old Australian scientist dies by assisted suicide in Switzerland David Goodall

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain' Euthanasia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium Mercy Killing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Canada is looking to legalise assisted suicide - but not for tourists Euthanasia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dutch man stabbed 81-year-old ex-minister to death on a "divine mission" against euthanasia Els Borst

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'People should not suffer intolerable and horrible pain if they want to exit this life' Euthanasia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Why we don't need to worry about mobile euthanasia booths in Castleknock Instant Tranquility

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

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

From TheJournal.ie If I'm in lingering pain, I should have the choice to end my life Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 40 million more Americans are to be given access to euthanasia Right To Die

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

California is set to legalise the practice.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy? Assisted Suicide This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?

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

From TheJournal.ie European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support Right To Die

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Woman dies after 42 years in coma following brutal rape India

Woman dies after 42 years in coma following brutal rape

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

From TheJournal.ie Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland Marie Fleming

Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland Right To Die

Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Convicted serial rapist is to be euthanised in a Belgian jail Bruges

Convicted serial rapist is to be euthanised in a Belgian jail

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's euthanasia laws are some of the most strict in Europe Marie Fleming

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention Right To Die

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month Right To Die

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Belgium has agreed to "mercy kill" a convicted rapist Euthanasia

Belgium has agreed to "mercy kill" a convicted rapist

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

From TheJournal.ie Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium Right To Die

Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium

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

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should countries with euthanasia extend laws to cover children? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

What do you think about the highly-controversial issue?

From TheJournal.ie Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children Mercy Killing

Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children

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

From TheJournal.ie Zoo kills healthy young giraffe despite protests Euthanasia

Zoo kills healthy young giraffe despite protests

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court Assisted Suicide

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland

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.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican newspaper slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia' Gay Marriage

Vatican newspaper slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia'

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support assisted suicide? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support assisted suicide?

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?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: why nothing can be done for the Baltimore whale Euthanasia

Explainer: why nothing can be done for the Baltimore whale

Many of our readers have been wondering why the mammal cannot be ‘put out of its misery’. TheJournal.ie investigates.

From TheJournal.ie Mobile euthanasia service launched in Netherlands Euthanasia

Mobile euthanasia service launched in Netherlands

The units will travel the country offering eligible patients the chance to end their lives in their own homes.

From TheJournal.ie A "strong case" for offering assisted death to terminally ill, says UK report Assisted Death

A "strong case" for offering assisted death to terminally ill, says UK report

An independent panel funded by the author Terry Pratchett criticised the current legal status of assisted suicide as “inadequate and incoherent”.

Seven lives left? Cat survives two attempts to put her down

Animal shelter workers tried to euthanise Andrea the cat twice, then put her body in a fridge – only for her to be found alive.

From TheJournal.ie Romanian lawmakers vote to euthanise stray dogs Romania

Romanian lawmakers vote to euthanise stray dogs

Bucharest alone is home to an estimated 50,000 stray dogs.

From TheJournal.ie India legalises 'passive euthanasia' India

India legalises 'passive euthanasia'

Landmark case centres on woman who was left paralysed following sexual attack 37 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial euthanasia doctor arriving in Ireland for debate Euthanasia

Controversial euthanasia doctor arriving in Ireland for debate

Dr Philip Nitschke will take part in debate at UCD tonight before holding a workshop on his methods tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The morning after pill goes on sale without prescription; a euthanasia activist holds a seminar in Dublin, as suicide campaigners say ‘emotional literacy’ should be on the school curriculum.