The Belgian athlete won silver at the Paralympics – but has signed legal euthanasia papers.
What do different end-of-life conversations look like?
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California now allows terminally ill people to end their lives. In the 2,800-year-old Jain tradition, individuals can choose to fast unto death, when it makes no sense to prolong suffering.
Campaigners stand outside the US Supreme Court in 2005.
Where and how you have the right to legally end your life.
Euthanasia proponents often express incredulity that in a supposedly humane society, the ‘right to die with dignity’ remains unsupported by law.
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Proponents of legalising euthanasia claim it's needed to ensure dying patients don't experience unbearable suffering. But in fact, this is the one setting in which law change isn't needed.
ABC’s Q&A subtly but importantly changed the nature of the euthanasia debate.
It's possible the difference between Australia and the Netherlands (where euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal) lies more in the way we think about what we are doing than what actually happens.
Where next for supporters of end-of-life choice?
The defeat of the Scottish Assisted Dying Bill may be a blow for supporters, but it is not terminal.
UK legislation still has various hurdles to overcome.
The debate on the role of law and ethics at the end of life is an enduring one. In 1971, such debate was focused almost solely upon the Netherlands when a rural physician called Truus Postma facilitated…