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It’s also saying that brain-damaged and demented people just cost too much: what’s happened to medical ethics?

A professor has suggested in the BMJ that hydrating and feeding dementia patients ‘skews’ resources

Lord Falconer is proposing a draft bill to legalise assisted suicide (PA photo)

We need one lobby group to fight for the unborn child and another to oppose assisted suicide

The news reporter John Simpson says he has 'a couple of pills handy' (PA photo)

If you don’t believe in eternal life it’s hard to find meaning in the indignities of old age

Claim that thousands of patients are being killed appears sensational

Assisted suicide guidelines

The BAFTA for Terry Pratchett’s documentary is just the latest example of the Beeb’s stance

Suffering has a worth and purpose in the Christian faith

How one woman overcame suffering and disability to embrace life

Nicklinson, 57, suffered a massive stroke in 2005 which left him paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak (PA photo)

Disasters should bring us together, and summon a community around the weakest person

The Council of Europe, which has ruled that euthanasia must always remain illegal Photo: Fourmy Mario/ABACA/Press Association Images

Strasbourg-based organisation announces that assisted suicide “must always be prohibited”