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Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Euthanasia generally involves a health practitioner administering a lethal dose to intentionally end a person’s life, usually in the form of a lethal injection.

Euthanasia is different from assisted suicide, in that assisted suicide involves the person ending their own life administering a lethal dose themselves, whereas euthanasia usually involves a health practitioner administering a lethal dose.

Assisted suicide is legal in a handful of jurisdictions globally including Holland, Belgium, Canada, Colombia and Luxembourg. 

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

Latest news on Euthanasia
Assisted suicide ‘ceremony’ held in Canadian church sanctuary

Assisted suicide ‘ceremony’ held in Canadian church sanctuary

A Canadian church has hosted an assisted suicide ceremony for one of its members.. The Churchill Park United Church of Winnipeg held what it described as a “Crossing Over Ceremony” in which an 86 year old, Betty Sanguin, ended her life through an assisted suicide in...

Italy: Assisted suicide referendum blocked by Constitutional Court

Italy: Assisted suicide referendum blocked by Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court in Italy has blocked a referendum seeking to make assisted suicide legal because it would remove protections for the weak and the vulnerable. On 15 February, the Constitutional Court said it “deemed the referendum question inadmissible”...

President of Portugal vetoes euthanasia Bill

President of Portugal vetoes euthanasia Bill

The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has vetoed a bill that would legalise euthanasia, arguing that the bill is possibly too radical. On 5 November, lawmakers in Portugal voted 138-84 to introduce euthanasia into the country but the President said the...

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