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Why I support active euthanasia

People’s morality, religion or culture should not override other people’s right to end their lives

Germany reopens painful debate on assisted suicide

Contradictory signals have fuelled debate on an issue that has huge resonance in a fast-ageing country where the Church still exerts strong influence

104-year-old scientist ends his life at Swiss clinic

David Goodall, a renowned Australian scientist, travelled to Switzerland to end his own life

Supreme Court of Appeals overturns ruling allowing “assisted dying”

In 2015, the High Court granted a terminally ill man, Robin Stransham-Ford, the right to die with dignity by way of euthanasia.

Death and the high cost of living

Our health minister's ideas on euthanasia have no place in a secular country like ours.

Editorial: Matter of life and death

The Constitutional Court must indeed rule on the matter of doctor-assisted dying, if only because of the need for a national rule.

Assisted suicide ruling remains in force

The court order allowing Robin Stransham-Ford to end his own life will not be rescinded, even though he died two hours before the order was granted.

Terminally ill man wins right to assisted death

The Pretoria High Court has ruled that a man who suffers from terminal prostate cancer is allowed to seek help to end his life on his own terms.

France moves toward allowing euthanasia with new legislation

A new legislation states that terminally ill patients are allowed the right to ongoing sedation until death, if requested.

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