May I be frank about Assisted Dying?

I was contacted by one of our supporters last week who voiced concern regarding a post in which I mentioned that people were contacting us for more information about the “Mexican drug” Avron used to hasten his death. Her concerns

Statement by Professor Landman re Dr Venter of Doctors for Life’s comments on SABC3’s Fokus programme

Ek het my al lank voorgeneem om nooit weer op radio of televisie met hulle te verskyn nie, TENSY ek die versekering kry dat ek die geleentheid sal kry om op onwaarhede en onredelikhede wat hulle kwytraak, te antwoord. Hulle

Euthanasia: The right to choose your own death?

Albert Buhr looks at the movement to bring the new and contentious Assisted Dying Bill before parliament. In our culture, the process of dying is usually sanitised and hidden from view. However, having appointed the South African Law Commission to

Sean Davison: Painful dilemmas could be avoided with laws in place

Madiba’s illness has to get us talking about issues of death Nelson Mandela may not be aware of it but he has got us talking about death; something we have never had the courage to do before, though it is

Let’s talk about Dying: Dying to let go of life with dignity

For our ancestors, dying often happened suddenly. On the time scale of human history, antibiotics are a recent arrival. One morning, the first US president, George Washington, had a sore throat; the next evening, he died. Madiba’s situation is different.

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