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Opponents of an assisted suicide bill rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, last June. The bill was later passed (CNS)

The influential American Psychiatric Association has said it is opposed to euthanasia for those who are not terminally ill

The Court of Protection and Central Family Court in central London (Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

A court has approved the withdrawal of fluids from a man in a stable but minimally conscious state

Opponents of an assisted suicide bill rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, last June. The bill was later passed (CNS)

The letter offers a ‘pastoral reflection’ on the challenges the assisted dying law poses to the Canadian Church

A house near Zurich, Switzerland, where Dignitas operates (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

The number of euthanasia deaths in Switzerland rose by a third last year

The owners of Ashers bakery speak after losing their appeal in the ‘gay cake’ case (PA)

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The man was killed by lethal injection (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Mark Langedijk said that his life was full of misery and suffering due to his battle with alcoholism

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered for his Angelus address (AP)

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South Australian premier Jay Weatherill

The bill was defeated in the South Australian Parliament after a heated debate

There were 262 reported euthanasia deaths in the first 7 months since Quebec legalised euthanasia (Flickr/ Alberto Biscalchin)

Anti-euthanasia campaigners believe assisted suicide is likely being underreported

Denver, Colorado (AP)

Colorado will allow doctors to prescribe lethal substances to the terminally ill