Tag: euthanasia

29-year-old US woman with brain cancer has committed suicide

Originally published in LifeSite News Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman diagnosed with incurable brain cancer, committed assisted suicide at her home in Portland, Oregon on Saturday evening by swallowing a fatal dose of barbiturates.  She had previously acquired the drugs legally by prescription under Oregon’s controversial assisted suicide law.  “Goodbye […]

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 […]