Tag: assisted dying

Parliament must decide right-to-die issues says Supreme Court of Appeal

Judgment prevented ‘tragic social experiment’ The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein yesterday (Tuesday December 6 2016) overturned a potentially far-reaching court order granting the medical profession permission to assist in the death of a terminal cancer patient, Robin Stransham-Ford. The successful appeal by the state against the judgment of the Gauteng […]

State can appeal assisted suicide

Originally published in IOL News In the High Court sitting in Pretoria Judge Hans Fabricius on Tuesday granted the government leave to appeal his earlier ruling in which he gave Cape Town advocate Robin Stransham-Ford permission to have a doctor assist him in dying. Is there a place for mercy […]

Tutu’s case for assisted dying will ‘fuel pejudice against elderly, dying and disabled’

Originally published in MERCATORNET It is perhaps in the nature of celebrities to champion causes they perceive to be popular. Celebrity bishops are no exception and Desmond Tutu’s support for Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill is not surprising but deeply disappointing. Dignity in Dying, the former Voluntary Euthanasia Society, has […]