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Language as a battlefield: How we got from euthanasia to voluntary assisted dying

“As a society, we are hesitant to talk about death, which is considered a taboo subject.” So claimed the authors of the Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into end of life choices last year, one of a number of reports that helped shape the impending bill on assisted dying. But whether in spite of or because of that …

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How Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Death ‘Invites Coercion’

Nearly 2,000 Canadians have taken their own lives with the help of doctors after the legalization of assisted suicide in the country. Apart from Canada, euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia and Luxembourg. Sputnik discussed the controversial law with Margaret Dore, an attorney fighting euthanasia internationally. Canada adopted a law permitting medically assisted …

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Assisted Suicide Advocates Deliver Petitions To NY Governor

Opponents of the practice, which they call assisted suicide, include the Catholic Church and some groups that support those with disabilities. Kathleen Gallagher, with the Catholic conference says she believes it’s “dangerous to many vulnerable populations here in New York.” “Including the elderly, people with disabilities, the poor,” Gallagher said. She says last year, parishioners …

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