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Call for Presentation Proposals

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 2017 Philosophy Affinity Group Meeting The ASBH Philosophy Affinity Group invites proposal submissions for presentation at its session to be held from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at the 2017 ASBH Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. Submissions may address any topic in bioethics and may do so […]

A Dutch Euthanasia Pioneer Surveys the Wreckage and Despairs

by Michael Cook of BioEdge “If there is anyone who could be called a patron saint of Dutch euthanasia, it is the psychiatrist Boudewijn Chabot. In 1991 he gave one of his patients, Mrs B, a lethal dose of medication. After accompanying her until she died he reported himself to the police and was subsequently […]

The First Year of California’s Assisted Suicide: Over 500 Prescriptions

by Xavier Symons of BioEdge “Over 500 people have been prescribed life-ending drugs since physician assisted suicide was legalised in California in June last year, according to statistics released by Compassion and Choices. The pro-euthanasia lobby group is celebrating the positive reception of the laws among healthcare providers and the general public, writing in press […]