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Baroness Hollins: 'Lord Falconer’s Bill does not try to address even the most obvious safeguarding questions'

Lord Falconer’s proposed change to the law will be debated next week

Paul Lamb and  Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson (PA)

A majority of judges felt it was better for Parliament to decide on the legality of assisted suicide

Archbishop Mennini, apostolic 
nuncio to Great Britain (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Mennini expresses concerns in speech to Bishops’ Conference

A board shows the result of today's child euthanasia vote (AP)

Belgium’s chilly detachment from the sick and dependent is widening

Those who practice mercy do not fear death, Pope Francis has said (PA)

It strikes me that the push for euthanasia in this country is driven by a cadre of influential atheists with a fear of death

Archbishop Antonio Mennini (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Bill, to be introduced in the Commons in January, is the sixth attempt to legalise assisted suicide in a decade

Pope Benedict marks the 500th anniversary in the Sistine Chapel (CNS)

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Baroness Hollins: 'Lord Falconer’s Bill does not try to address even the most obvious safeguarding questions'

Madeleine Teahan meets Baroness Hollins, the insightful psychiatrist, opponent of assisted suicide and mother of Abigail Witchalls

Suffering has a worth and purpose in the Christian faith

How one woman overcame suffering and disability to embrace life