• January 9, 2021

    As a community, we reject eugenics entirely and are taking a range of actions to acknowledge and address our historical links with the eugenics movement, said UCL President, Professor Michale Arthur.

  • March 2, 2020

    Current developments in medical research may revive eugenic ideas if safeguards for those affected are not ensured, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas.

  • October 30, 2019

    After an intensive process of consultation with physicians and non physicians around the world, the WMA has adopted a revised Declaration on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide.

  • July 18, 2014

    A friend of mine who uses a wheelchair was recently approached by a stranger who crossed over the road to talk to her. Without knowing anything about her, he told her that he supported her right to die with dignity through assisted suicide. She told him that she was more concerned with her right to live than her right to die.

  • August 30, 2012

    British Unitarians have begun a six-month consultation on the issue of assisted dying. It follows calls from Sheffield Unitarians to support a change in the law.

  • January 6, 2012

    Assisted suicide should be legalised for terminally ill people, according to the Commission on Assisted Dying, chaired and funded by advocates of legalising assisted dying. No doubt a commission set up by opponents would come to a contrary conclusion. Some will applaud the strict conditions proposed, others fear that such measures would in time lead to euthanasia on a wider scale.

  • October 5, 2009

    It is disappointing, says Savi Hensman, that so many people who are passionate about the assisted dying debate (whether for or against legalisation) do not seem nearly as concerned to tackle violations of dignity which can be prevented at present.

  • August 7, 2009

    Believers in the sanctity of life might be somewhat confused by the Church of England's latest communications update.

  • July 30, 2009

    In a landmark ruling from the House of Lords, the final appeal court in the UK, a woman with multiple sclerosis has won her court battle to have the law on assisted dying clarified.

  • July 1, 2009

    English fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett has said he believes it is ethical to allow people to be able to choose to have assisted death "when medicine cannot do any more". Others disagree.