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October 13, 2020

Dutch to Clarify Law on Euthanasia for Children aged > 1 year

Dutch News

The Dutch government is discussing whether to change or clarify the law to help terminally sick children aged between one and 12 to die. In a cabinet meeting earlier this week, health minister Hugo de Jonge raised the issue of a ‘grey area’ between doctors giving palliative sedation to relieve the suffering of these young […]

October 11, 2020

From social ‘evil’ to Supreme Court Scrutiny: journey to Ireland’s landmark assisted dying vote


THE POSSIBILITY OF assisted dying being made legal took a huge step this week when TDs voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage in the Dáil. The bill seeks to legislate for assisted dying in limited circumstances and allows for medical professionals to help some terminally ill patients to end their own lives. In […]

October 8, 2020

IRELAND: Dying with Dignity Bill Moves to Committee Stage after Vote

The Irish Times, Marie O'Halloran & Pat Leahy

TDs have voted down a Government proposal to refer the Dying with Dignity Bill to a special Oireachtas committee to consider the legislation and report back within 12 months by 86 to 65 votes. Instead, the legislation sponsored by People Before Profit will now progress to the committee stage. All TDs in the three Government […]

October 4, 2020

‘Willingness on all sides’ sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote


IN RECENT WEEKS, as if out of nowhere, assisted dying has gone from being a peripheral to a topical issue with cross-party political consensus. The idea has come to the fore in the form of the Dying with Dignity Bill, a piece of proposed legislation which was debated in the Dáil this week and which […]

September 23, 2020

Fake News Alert: the State of Hawaii did not purchase 30 Sarcos!

In a Facebook post on 16 August 2020, the State of Hawaii reported the following: “As of January 1st, 2019, the state of Hawaii legalized assisted suicide. With the legalization, doctors can now prescribe death as a medical procedure. To aid Hawaii’s medical providers, we have purchased 30 passing assistance pods. These pods/machines are prescribed […]

September 10, 2020

Irish Campaigners support allowing terminally ill people to end their own lives

Irish Examiner, Daniel McConnell

Leading cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan and Tom Curran, husband of Marie Fleming, will publicly voice their support for a new bill aimed at allowing terminally ill people end their own lives. Ms Phelan, Mr Curran, and Gail O’Rorke — who was acquitted of attempting to help her friend Bernadette Ford travel to a euthanasia clinic […]