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noun as in act of causing or allowing a humane death

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Instead of increasing the penalty, it moved to decriminalize euthanasia — becoming the only country to do so on the basis of constitutional arguments, Díaz said.

In Peru this year, Lima’s superior court ruled that a woman with polymyositis should be permitted to die by euthanasia when she decides she is ready.

On Sunday, Sepúlveda, who considers herself a devout Catholic, plans to become the first person in Colombia without a terminal prognosis to die by legally authorized euthanasia.

She told the outlet that she didn’t consent to the euthanasia.

From Quartz

It can be expensive One drawback is that at-home euthanasia costs more.

In its own press release, the clinic says: “The figures over 2013 show a strong growth of euthanasia in these groups.”

Just a few weeks ago, Belgium broadened its existing law to include the possibility of euthanasia for children of all ages.

Last year 749 people came to the Life-Ending Clinic with a euthanasia request, of which 133 were granted.

Particularly disturbing, however, is that the reasoning behind this cult of euthanasia is thoroughly sound.

They define "no-kill" as a euthanasia rate of not more than 10 per cent.

The sequel was in the same taste and style, and ended with the euthanasia of all similar representations, a hearty dinner.

Obviously the cure is the elimination of that sixth woman, preferably by euthanasia.

It was here that one enthusiast achieved a fisherman's euthanasia, for he dropped dead suddenly in the very act of playing a fish.

The Euthanasia Company had rarely been called by a client in a greater hurry.

To the mind of the orthodox Hindu there is no such thing as euthanasia, and it is impious to attempt to bring it about.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to euthanasia, such as: assisted dying, assisted suicide, mercy killing, negative euthanasia, passive euthanasia, and playing god.

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