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Euthanasia Briefing - 21st October 2005 - euthanasia briefing 21 October 2005

Britain is teetering on the brink of legalising physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and possibly also euthanasia as the result of a powerful campaign by pro-euthanasia factions to change the opinion of the public, media, politicians and (perhaps most significantly) doctors. ...
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Faith leaders group together to oppose euthanasia bill

6th October 2005: Nine faith leaders have grouped together to oppose the legalisation of assisted dying in the UK. The letter, sent to all the members of the House of Lords, includes the signatures of: Bimal Krishna das, General Secretary, National Council...
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Doctors’ opinions on euthanasia - Leaders with extreme views have hijacked the voice of the profession (triple helix - autumn 2005)

Britain is teetering on the brink of legalising physician assisted suicide (PAS) and possibly also euthanasia as the result of a powerful campaign by proeuthanasia factions to change the opinion of the public, media, politicians and (perhaps most significantly) doctors. Following the House of Lords debate on 10 October on...

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Legalising euthanasia (CMF news - autumn 2005)

The long-awaited debate on the House of Lords’ Select Committee report on Lord Joffe’s Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill took place on 10 October. In all 74 peers took part in a debate that started at 3pm and finished just before midnight. Speakers were evenly divided for and...

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The Leslie Burke debacle - Fixing what ain't bust (triple helix - autumn 2005)

Litigation is a terribly dangerous business. The Leslie Burke debacle [1] is a sad illustration. It has provided some splendid headlines for the pro-euthanasia lobby and ripped away one of the main legal safeguards against irresponsible end-of-life decision-making by doctors. Leslie Burke has cerebellar ataxia. He will ultimately need artificial...

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The Christian conscience in modern medicine (nucleus - autumn 2005)

Conscientious objection arises within medicine when a doctor's conscience runs counter to a legal and socially accepted medical practice. This usually relates to 'controversial' practices, such as abortion, euthanasia, the morning after pill and certain contraceptives. It is expressed predominantly (though not exclusively) by those with religious convictions. For the...

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Euthanasia Briefing – 28th September 2005 - euthanasia briefing 28 September 2005

A review of the position of parliament, the medical profession and the churches on euthanasia - The Assisted Dying Bill The debate on the House of Lords' Select Committee report on Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill...
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CMF applauds RCGP decision against euthanasia and calls on BMA to reconsider its neutral position (22/09/2005)

The UK’s largest association of Christian doctors has today applauded the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) decision to oppose euthanasia legislation and called on the BMA to reconsider its...
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Death with Dignity - An open letter to MPs and Peers

Lord Joffe reintroduced his Assisted Dying for the Teminally Ill Bill on 9 November 2005 in a form that would legalise assisted suicide but not euthanasia – along the lines of the Oregon model. The bill will be debated, but...
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Physician assisted suicide would be a disaster for Britain, warns CMF (01/09/2005)

In light of the 67% who responded in favour of physician assisted suicide (PAS) to the Telegraph YouGov poll on 'life, death and medical ethics', CMF is calling on Christians...
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