Right to die with dignity defies no law, religion or doctor’s oath

In recent years South Africans have been directly confronted by the complex issues surrounding the uncomfortable subject of dying. In December 2013 the public witnessed the undignified and unnatural death of Nelson Mandela, five months after doctors declared him to

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

Must life be preserved at all costs because it is sacred?

The following was recently contributed by one of our supporters who chooses to remain anonymous: There is no justification for a claim that Christianity must oppose the assisted death of a person who has made their own decision to die,

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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