Tag: euthanasia

Euthanasia activist Sean Davison may face multiple murder charges

Euthanasia activist Sean Davison  might face multiple murder charges, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court heard yesterday. The founder of euthanasia advocacy group Dignity SA was in court on a charge of premeditated murder in connection with the death of Anrich Burger in Cape Town in 2013 in an alleged assisted suicide […]

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 […]