Independent Senator Rónán Mullen has welcomed clarification from the Oireachtas Committee on Assisted Dying, of which he is a member, that the Committee has ‘full freedom’ to recommend against the introduction of assisted suicide if it sees fit.
Senator Rónán Mullen has called for a change to the Committee on Assisted Dying’s title and terms of reference in order to avoid “any perception of a predetermined outcome” to the Committee’s work.
An assistant professor at one of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. has said that the “clear solution” to Japan’s aging society is for “mass suicide and mass ‘seppuku’ (ritual disembowelment) of the elderly”.
The Constitutional court in Portugal has ruled that a proposed law that would legalise euthanasia in the country is unconstitutional, on the basis that the conditions upon which a person may avail of the euthanasia is unclear.
As concerns are arising over Canada’s assisted suicide law, a Canadian doctor has boasted about euthanising a patient who was considered incapable of making the decision to end their life.
"This means that 'assisted dying' is now legal in every Australian state."
The College of Psychiatrists in Ireland has issued a stark warning against legalising Assisted Suicide, saying it could place vulnerable patients at risk and cautioning that such deaths are often not peaceful, “may be inhumane”, and may result in “considerable and protracted suffering.”
Irish Doctors have highlighted the importance of palliative care for people with terminal illnesses whilst expressing support for the recent decision from the Oireachtas Committee on Justice which rejected the Assisted Suicide Bill.