Essay: Historical perspectives on euthanasia and assisted suicide

There is a strong tendency in current debates about medical killing to ignore the historical perspective. The implication is thatContinue Reading

There is a strong tendency in current debates about medical killing to ignore the historical perspective. The implication is that this is a new problem which requires new solutions. Yet the reality is that euthanasia has been actively discussed in the UK for almost 150 years, whilst the morality of suicide and mercy killing has been a matter of debate for more than 2000 years…

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