Assisted Dying

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Statistics indicating that those with severe and terminal health conditions were twice as likely to take their own lives have prompted calls for a change in the law from assisted dying campaigners. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that the suicide rates for people with cancers with low

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Jersey has taken another step towards legalising assisted dying after the island's parliament backed the move by a large majority. In the summer, a citizens' jury convened to consider the issue concluded that terminally ill islanders should be able to seek help to end their life.

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The Oireachtas justice committee has recommended the establishment of a special committee to examine the law on assisted dying. The committee has published a report on the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020, which seeks to allow for the provision of assisted dying to qualifying persons with the aim of all

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Jersey is to legalise assisted dying after a citizens’ jury voted in favour of a change in the law. Last week, 78 per cent of a citizens' jury that was convened on the issue said that terminally ill islanders should be able to seek help to end their life.

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Proposed legislation allowing for physician-assisted dying in Ireland requires "further safeguards", the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The rights watchdog today published its analysis and recommendations to the Oireachtas justice committee on the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020,

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Legislation allowing for terminally ill people to seek assistance to end their own lives will be debated by TDs next week. The Dying with Dignity Bill, introduced by Gino Kenny, will be debated after being drawn out of the lottery by the Dáil business committee.

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A private member's bill allowing for terminally ill people to seek assistance to end their own lives is set to be introduced in the Dáil today. The Dying with Dignity Bill, to be introduced by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, is expected to win support from Sinn Féin, the Social Dem

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