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Euthanasia

Unlike assisted death, the onus for the action of killing is not on the person themselves who may wish to die, but on the physician or physicians who are meant to be helping them.

Many of the problems that accrue due to assisted death, also occur with legalised euthanasia, only more so. There are signs that legalised euthanasia in Holland and Belgium has led to involuntary euthanasia as Doctors and Nurses arrogate to themselves the right to decide who ought to die, and that pressure is brought to bear on people who are vulnerable that they be euthanised so that their organs can be harvested for use by others. Euthanasia, even more than assisted death, dehumanises patients, undermines medical culture, leads away from the proper development of palliative care, and debases the practice of medicine.

Right To Life campaigns against any attempt to legalise such practices, and for the development of palliative care services and end of life care that remove any perceived need for euthanasia.

If a person is admitted to hospital and they want to receive to food and fluids, we uphold that right and can offer advice as to how an intervention might be made to attempt to prevent these from being withdrawn against patient wishes with the sole purpose of causing death.

Latest news on Euthanasia
Ireland: only 14% of doctors support euthanasia

Ireland: only 14% of doctors support euthanasia

A study that examined the attitudes and opinions of physicians in Ireland found that only 14% of physicians surveyed were in favour of introducing euthanasia into Ireland.  Just 17% were supportive of introducing physician-assisted suicide. A majority continue to...

New assisted suicide Bill receives First Reading in House of Lords

New assisted suicide Bill receives First Reading in House of Lords

A new assisted suicide Bill received its first reading in the House of Lords today only six years after a similarly worded assisted suicide Bill was defeated by an almost three to one majority. Baroness Molly Meacher, Chair of the pro-assisted suicide group, ‘Dignity...

Silent Witness star Liz Carr speaks out against assisted suicide

Silent Witness star Liz Carr speaks out against assisted suicide

The actress and disability rights campaigner, Liz Carr, has spoken out against introducing assisted suicide to the UK. Carr starred in BBC crime thriller series Silent Witness from 2013 to 2020. In 2019, she starred in The OA. In 2020 she appeared in the miniseries...

Sunday Times launch campaign to legalise assisted suicide

Sunday Times launch campaign to legalise assisted suicide

The Sunday Times has launched a campaign to legalise assisted suicide in the UK, ahead of the First Reading of a Bill in the House of Lords, which is seeking legalise assisted suicide. On the 23rd May, the largest-selling Sunday broadsheet, The Sunday Times, gave its...

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