Tag Archives: euthanasia

Why is an offshoot of a euthanasia pressure group launching a ‘how-to-die’ helpline?

I see that staff of Dignity in Dying, formerly the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, are planning to set up the UK’s first helpline aimed at speeding the terminally ill towards ‘a good death’. The free phone line, is to be set up under the auspices of […]

Pro-euthanasia campaigners use of celebrities to boost support may well fuel more suicides

Columnist Melanie Philips this week, in an article titled ‘Why are the Left (and the BBC) so keen to promote this ghoulish culture of death?’ highlights the growing use of celebrity endorsement for a change in the law. First, we learned that the BBC plans […]

Why I told the Daily Mail that the BBC was acting as the ‘cheerleader’ for assisted suicide

Last Friday I was quoted on the front page of the Daily Mail as saying that the BBC was acting as ‘cheerleader’ in the campaign to legalise assisted suicide. This article amplifies those comments and gives some of the wider background. The BBC have recently […]

Nan Maitland’s assisted suicide demonstrates the incremental extension that will follow any change in the law

According to the Sunday Times, an 84 year old British woman committed suicide at a Swiss facility last month because she did not want to die of old age. Nan Maitland (pictured), who suffered from arthritis but was active and not terminally ill, left a […]