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“The strong feeling is, ‘If I can’t speak for myself, if I’m alone with no family members, are they going to kill me?'” said Archbishop Smith

Such a procedure, outlined in the Journal of Medical Ethics, would allow medics to remove a patient’s heart before they died

The number of suicides have gone from 416 cases in 2011 to 1,004 last year

The proposed change in the law was withdrawn from the Senate Judiciary Proceedings Committee

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Canada’s euthanasia law is telling some Canadians that their lives are not worth living

The parliamentary report recommends allowing assisted suicide for people with psychiatric conditions and some minors

Those seeking to end their lives lack ‘the proper disposition for the anointing of the sick’

Campaigners say it is ‘getting easier and easier for people to justify dying’ in the US state

MPs raise concerns after researchers find ‘social isolation’ was a factor in majority of requests