The making of a “celebrity” euthanasia case

By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia Ever wondered how the ‘celebrity’ euthanasia cases become, well, celebrity cases? Some, I imagine are simply place and time occurrences; where a well-meaning person with a terminal illness decides for themselves to use their illness to ‘further a cause’. For some, like UK man, Tony Nicklinson, it is simply …

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An analysis of the Nicklinson euthanasia decision by the British Court of Appeal

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at alexschadenberg.blogspot.com. Near the end Mr. Schadenberg contrasts the protective British Court of Appeal decision with a June 15, 2012, decision in which Justice Lynn Smith declared that Canada’s assisted suicide prohibition violated Canada’s Charter of Rights and …

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Paul Lamb’s tragic personal circumstances must not blind us to the deadly consequences of his attempt to undermine the murder law

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members A 57 year-old man, who was almost entirely paralysed in a road accident 23 years ago, is now seeking permission for a …

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Pleas to change law in locked-in syndrome cases rejected: ‘dispassionate court’ gets it right- compassionately

By Dr Andrew Fergusson Editor’s note. This appears today on the blog of the British Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF). Dr. Fergusson chairs the Advisory Group of Care Not Killing and was guest blogging for the CMF. The two cases of men with conditions resembling locked-in syndrome have been concluded. Heard before three judges in the …

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Most people with locked-in syndrome do not wish to die

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Tony Nicklinson is 58 and paralysed from the neck down after suffering a stroke in 2005. He is seeking legal permission for a …

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Locked-in syndrome case goes even beyond assisted suicide and seeks to establish dangerous precedent

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. ~~~~~~~~~~~ A case of ‘locked-in syndrome’ that is appearing before the courts tomorrow goes even beyond assisted suicide and seeks to introduce euthanasia …

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Tony Nicklinson – there are limits to choice in a free society

By Dr. Peter Saunders As reported in the Guardian, Telegraph and Huffington Post, Tony Nicklinson, a 57 year old man paralysed from the neck down after suffering a stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome, today began a high court battle to allow doctors to end his life. Today’s hearing was a ‘pre-trial review’ and …

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Tony Nicklinson deserves sympathy but hard cases make bad law

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post on Dr. Saunders’ blog at http://pjsaunders.blogspot.com/2011/11/tony-nicklinson-deserves-sympathy-but.html A severely disabled man from Wiltshire is to ask the High Court to allow a doctor to end his life. Tony Nicklinson, 57, is paralysed from the neck down after suffering a stroke in 2005. He …

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Read Alison Davis’s powerful response to euthanasia campaigner Tony Nicklinson

Editor’s note. The following appears on the blog of John Smeaton, executive director of the Society for the Protection of unborn Children (SPUC). Tony Nicklinson, a paralyzed Englishman campaigning for a so-called ‘right to die’, was interviewed recently by Stephen Sackur for the BBC’s “HardTalk” programme. Alison Davis, the coordinator of No Less Human, a …

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