Death comes eventually to all of us, and most people want to be allowed to die quietly and easily. Unfortunately the dying process often means a lot of pain and distress to ourselves and those around us. End of life choices for a dignified death should be a right for all.
Lothians MSP was a pivotal figure in Scottish politics in the second half of the 20th century. In recent years, she emerged as an activist for the right to assisted suicide, after revealing her own Parkinson's diagnosis in 2002.
A bill on physician-assisted suicide is being considered by the Scottish parliament. It is the second attempt by independent member Margo MacDonald, who has Parkinson’s disease, to get such a law onto the statute book.
Imagine you were suffering a terminal or severely life-shortening condition. Wouldn't you want to talk openly and honestly about your situation with your doctor? Wouldn't you want the choice to be able to end your own life? Wouldn't you at least want to know more and be in charge? You might choose to act or you might not, but the decision should be up to you.
A SON is backing the right to die after his parents committed suicide in each others' arms. Tai Altman kissed his mother and father goodbye and gave them his blessing, knowing they were going to kill themselves in a tragic pact.
Scotsman Assisted suicide should be legalised, according to two-thirds of Scots Scottish Daily Record A total of 69per cent of those questioned in a new study said they wanted the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, being put forward by independent...
Together we will examine carefully what it means to prepare for death, using one particular approach to individuation as a framework for our time together. By exploring preparations for death in terms of sensation, feeling, thinking and intuition, the four psychological functions according to Jung, we will move toward realizing wholeness and away from one-sidedness.
Mariana Funes's insight:
A live webinar that might be of interest to some this saturday.
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Mariana Funes's insight:
This life-affirming day (9.30 - 5pm) will explore human mortality, the body, and how we might consider and prepare for death.
National Right to Life News Yes, the “slippery slope” is real, says assisted suicide supporter BioEdge Claudia Carr, of the University of Hertfordshire, told the first Global Conference on Suicide, Self-Harm and Assisted Dying in Athens
The main long-term objective of SOARS is to get the law eventually changed in the UK so that very elderly, mentally competent individuals, who are suffering unbearably from various health problems (although none of them is “terminal”) are allowed to receive a doctor’s assistance to die, if this is their persistent choice.
One volunteer told STV News she had been persuaded after working with grieving relatives. At least 25 people have volunteered to help people end their lives if assisted suicide is legalised in Scotland.