Woman claims vet mistakenly put down her beloved dog

2019-12-15 11:50

A woman is devasted after vet mistakenly euthanised her pup after an awful mix-up.

The death of a teen Dutch rape victim put the spotlight on euthanasia in Europe, where some countries allow children to be euthanised

2019-06-06 15:07

In the Netherlands and Belgium, minors can request doctors to terminate their life if they are going through extreme suffering that cannot be eased.

Euthanasia activist Sean Davison back in the dock facing murder charges

2019-04-29 08:48

Euthanasia advocate Sean Davison is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court, facing two premeditated murder charges.

Euthanasia advocate Sean Davison has bail extended after case postponed

2019-01-29 12:33

The murder trial of Sean Davison, who founded the "right to die" organisation DignitySA, has been postponed to April after a quick appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Tutu backs euthanasia as policy after arrest of right-to-die advocate Sean Davison

2018-09-21 13:15

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has come out in support of euthanasia after Sean Davison, founder of right-to-die organisation DignitySA, was arrested for murder.

Dutch prosecutors probe four euthanasia cases

2018-03-09 07:46

Dutch prosecutors have launched criminal probes into four euthanasia cases amid concerns doctors may have flouted the rules in helping four elderly women to end their lives.

Terminally ill doctor and patient call for the right to euthanasia

2017-09-20 12:34

A Johannesburg doctor wants the right to end her own life and that of a patient because the symptoms of their respective illnesses are "torture".

#Righttodie: assisted dying will save lives

2016-12-07 08:09

Everyone should be entitled to an assisted death. A law that makes criminals out of people helping another person to end their suffering is not a good law, writes Sean Davison.

The Arch obfuscates right to life

2016-10-23 06:01

Archbishop Tutu is an advocate of euthanasia. He also supports abortion as a choice. How do we reconcile his endorsement, as a Christian bishop, of these, asks Michael Mayer.

Terminally-ill minor helped to die in Belgium

2016-09-17 17:50

A terminally-ill minor has become the first juvenile who has been helped to die in Belgium since it removed age restrictions on euthanasia.


Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

2019-07-12 07:53

A Frenchman at the centre of a bitter right-to-die legal feud that has raged for a decade passed away in hospital on Thursday after doctors removed his life support, his family said.

Watch: A pro-euthanasia humanist invented a death pod to help patients pass on peacefully

Sarco, short for sarcophagus, is a 3D printed machine.

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Right-to-die advocate Sean Davison hopes to raise R2.8m for legal costs

2019-02-19 14:17

The founder of right-to-die organisation DignitySA, Sean Davison, is hoping to raise around R2.8m for his defence against two premeditated murder charges.

Euthanasia advocate Sean Davison facing new murder charge

2018-11-16 10:49

Premeditated murder by placing a bag over someone's head - this is the second charge the State has added to right-to-die advocate Professor Sean Davison's case.

104-year-old Australian promotes right to assisted suicide

2018-05-08 23:00

A 104-year-old British-born Australian scientist who is planning to kill himself on Thursday says he doesn't think drugs used for assisted suicide should be available to just anyone, but that doctors should have the ability to prescribe them

Dutch court convicts man of helping stepmother take her life

2018-02-01 06:32

A Dutch appeals court has convicted a man for helping his ailing, 99-year-old stepmother take her own life a decade ago, in a case that has become a focal point in the fierce debate in the Netherlands about end-of-life issues.

Bangladeshi father seeks mercy killing of sons, grandson

2017-01-24 12:17

Desperate to end their suffering, an impoverished Bangladeshi father has begged permission to kill three terminally ill members of his family, sparking a rare debate about euthanasia in a deeply conservative society.

High Court decision 'wrong' in right-to-die order - SCA

2016-12-06 16:25

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled it was wrong for the Pretoria High Court to issue an order allowing a terminally ill cancer patient to commit suicide with a doctor’s help.

Dutch considering new 'assisted suicide' law

2016-10-14 09:39

Under the new system, an 'assistant in death' – someone with medical and special training – would have to authorise an assisted suicide after ruling out any treatment that would overcome the 'wish to die'.

Mental illness commonly leads to euthanasia requests in Belgium

2015-08-04 15:58

Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002, and involves the use of drugs taken by mouth or given intravenously.

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