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# Euthanasia

Last year
Shooting suspect helped to die in Spain before trial
Marin Eugen Sabau (46) in December opened fire on three colleagues and a policeman, wounding several.
Colombian dies publicly under new euthanasia policy
Hours before dying Victor Escobar, 60, celebrated what he called victory in his two-year battle with a lung ailment that left him unable to breathe on his own.
Political system has 'dragged its heels' on right to die debate, says Sinn Féin's McDonald
Campaigners, including Vicky Phelan, have called on Government to introduce laws to allow for medically assisted death.
All time
Spanish parliament approves bill to allow assisted dying
It still faces a vote in the Senate early in 2021 where it is also expected to pass.
New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia but not marijuana in referendums
The two referendums represented significant potential changes to New Zealand’s social fabric.
3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia
Vicky Phelan has told the Irish Mail on Sunday that she is in favour of euthanasia.
Poll: Would you support the legalisation of euthanasia in Ireland?
Yesterday, New Zealand lawmakers voted in favour of making euthanasia legal.
New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of legalising euthanasia paving the way for referendum
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has publicly stated her support for euthanasia reform.
Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia
She suffered from an incurable degenerative muscle disease.
Dutch doctor acquitted in landmark case over euthanising woman with severe dementia
Prosecutors had accused the doctor of failing to properly consult the Alzheimer’s patient in the case in 2016.
Dutch doctor goes on trial on charges of euthanising patient with dementia in landmark case
Prosecutors claim the patient may have had second thoughts about dying.
Vincent Lambert, man at centre of contentious right-to-die case in France, passes away
He died more than a decade after an accident that left him with severe brain damage.
FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?
A story that a 17-year-old rape victim had been euthanised was reported by media organisations across the world.
Life support resumes for man in controversial case after court reverses earlier decision
Vincent Lambert is at the centre of a hugely controversial court case.
'How can you cheer abortion?': Bishop 'horrified' by referendum celebrations
Alphonsus Cullinan said Catholic Yes voters “should go to confession”.
104-year-old Australian scientist dies by assisted suicide in Switzerland
David Goodall did not have a terminal illness, but said his quality of life had deteriorated significantly.
'What right do we have to tell a dying person they should continue to live in pain'
Prominent Right to Die with Dignity campaigner Tom Curran appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality today.
Terminally ill child becomes first minor to be granted euthanasia in Belgium
Belgium is the only country to allow a child of any age to choose to end their own life.
Canada is looking to legalise assisted suicide - but not for tourists
“The plan we put forward is one that respects Canadians’ choices while putting into place the kinds of safeguards needed.”
Dutch man stabbed 81-year-old ex-minister to death on a "divine mission" against euthanasia
The accused man, Bart Van U, has admitted killing 81-year-old Els Borst for legalising euthanasia.
'People should not suffer intolerable and horrible pain if they want to exit this life'
Independent TD John Halligan introduced ‘right to die’ legislation in the Dáil today.
Why we don't need to worry about mobile euthanasia booths in Castleknock
There’s been some chatter about mystery leaflets and planning permission notices this week. So what’s going on?
If I'm in lingering pain, I should have the choice to end my life
We should put the topic of Euthanasia on the table for a national debate towards legalising it here in Ireland, writes Aaron McKenna.
Nearly 40 million more Americans are to be given access to euthanasia
California is set to legalise the practice.
Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?
A healthy nurse has ended her life in a Swiss clinic.
European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support
The man’s parents had been fighting to keep him on life support though his wife had said he would not want to be kept alive.
Woman dies after 42 years in coma following brutal rape
She has been in a vegetative state in a Mumbai since being attacked by a hospital worker in 1973.
Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland
Tom Curran said TDs are ‘willing to break ranks’ to support his right-to-die law.
Explainer: The facts about assisted suicide in Ireland
The first trial of a person charged for assisting suicide will take place this year.
Convicted serial rapist is to be euthanised in a Belgian jail
Frank Van Den Bleeken had asked to die on psychological grounds.
Ireland's euthanasia laws are some of the most strict in Europe
Here’s a look at the situation in other countries.
Opinion: Brittany Maynard deserves our compassion – and her bravery deserves our attention
As a compassionate society, must have the courage to face up to the question of terminal illness and euthanasia.
A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month
“I don’t want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.”
Belgium has agreed to "mercy kill" a convicted rapist
The convict says that he has “unbearable psychic suffering”.
Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium
In total, there were 86 votes in favour and 44 against from the country’s lower House of Representatives.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about storm damage, the Garda Ombudsman and the law on euthanasia in Belgium.
Poll: Should countries with euthanasia extend laws to cover children?
What do you think about the highly-controversial issue?
Belgium set to extend euthanasia law to cover children
A bill allowing euthanasia for minors facing “unbearable physical suffering” will be voted on by lawmakers tomorrow.
Zoo kills healthy young giraffe despite protests
The giraffe’s body will be fed to tigers at the zoo in Copenhagen.
'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court
Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, is to take her court case to the Supreme Court after she lost a High Court case on the ban on assisted suicide.