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Kevorkian’s life and death is sober warning of the dangers of legalising assisted suicide

Jack Kevorkian, the American pathologist known by many as ‘Dr Death’ for his role in helping over 100 people commit suicide, died early last Friday morning in Detroit. Kevorkian’s lawyer, Mayer Morganroth, told the Detroit Free Press that the infamous euthanasiast appears to have suffered a […]

Telegraph highlights our comments on End of Life Charter not addressing religious beliefs

On returning from a trip to Canada, for the Third International Symposium on preventing assisted suicide and euthanasia, I see that the Daily Telegraph has picked up on my earlier criticism that the End of Life Charter doesn’t address religious beliefs’ In an article titled ‘Dying charter […]

New End of Life Patient Charter is a good start but does not go far enough

More than 8,000 GP surgeries in England will be asked to display a new patient charter on end of life care launched today. The document contains seven ‘pledges’to make the last few weeks and days of a person’s life as comfortable as possible.It also includes calls for […]

Pro-euthanasia campaigners use of celebrities to boost support may well fuel more suicides

Columnist Melanie Philips this week, in an article titled ‘Why are the Left (and the BBC) so keen to promote this ghoulish culture of death?’ highlights the growing use of celebrity endorsement for a change in the law. First, we learned that the BBC plans […]

Why I told the Daily Mail that the BBC was acting as the ‘cheerleader’ for assisted suicide

Last Friday I was quoted on the front page of the Daily Mail as saying that the BBC was acting as ‘cheerleader’ in the campaign to legalise assisted suicide. This article amplifies those comments and gives some of the wider background. The BBC have recently […]