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A quarter of all deaths are induced in the Netherlands

08 February 2019

In the Netherlands, fifteen years after the decriminalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide, "more than 25% of deaths in the country are induced". This is...

"Palliative care is a human right."

08 February 2019

" Palliative care is a human right," said Bishop Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, at a conference entitled " Muslim and...

Spain passes law on "death with dignity" and paves the way for euthanasia

04 February 2019

On 20 December 2018, Spanish Congress MPs adopted the final text of the Muerte Digna law on "death with dignity". While the law officially aims to harmonise...

New medical ethics manual in the US: doctors still opposed to assisted suicide and euthanasia

04 February 2019

The American College of Physicians  (ACP) yesterday published an updated edition of its ethics manual, the seventh version since 1984. The purpose of this...


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