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    that he regarded as a mixture of “monotony, indignity and pain” . Mr Lamb then followed Mr Nicklinson in applying for relief but was also refused by the Court of Appeal . The issue in the 1st appeal was whether the law as it stands on assisting suicide is incompatible with Article 8. Facts- 2nd appeal In the 2nd appeal, Martin suffered a stroke in 2008 which left him almost completely immobile . Martin also wanted to end his life as in his words it was “undignified, distressing and intolerable”

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    assisted suicide in England and Wales is ‘inadequate and incoherent’ . If assisted suicide were legalised, strict safeguards must be in place, to avoid new legislation echoing the uncertain law currently in place and prevent it from going down a slippery slope of potential abuse. 1.2 Current Law on Assisted Suicide in England and Wales Under the current law, it is an offence under Section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961 , for a person to carry out an act, capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted

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    as ethically sound. It could be argued that suicide is the ultimate application of ones right to autonomy. However, this autonomy cannot be blindly extrapolated to include the participation of another individual. The distinction must be made between the doctor’s intervention and the patient’s action. Using virtue ethics as a framework to analyse the doctor’s actions means that the doctor should act in the way society regards a virtuous doctor to act (Haughton 2012). Regardless of whether the

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    Presently, many cases of euthanasia had occurred around the world. Many a time we will stop and ask whether the person has anymore hope to live as a normal person. At the end it is left to the court to decide whether the people live or die. But why does the patient or the guardian choose euthanasia when they can live a longer time with their loved ones. Some might ask whether it is worth to see your loved ones suffering, wouldn’t it be better to end the suffering? To answer this question we

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    Lovers, murderers, and life-long rivals are all confined into one story, where homicide, suicide, and drama all take place in a single setting. The classic fantasy by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet takes place in fair Verona, Italy. Two lovebirds are stuck in the middle of a family feud, which results in many deaths, including the close companions who took their own lives. The 1961 film, West Side Story is an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. It is about a couple from two fighting gangs in New

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    Suicide is defined as the action of killing one’s self intentionally. Arguing whether suicide is honorable or deplorable action. The rationality behind why people commit suicide differs vastly depending on the person and culture. In some cultures, such as Japan, suicide is considered an act of honor. However, in many western countries suicide is heavily stigmatized. Japan has the highest suicide rate in the world, 60% higher than the average suicide rate according to the World Health Organisation

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    concerns over good quality of death. She suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic disease that degenerates the body over time and attacks the nervous central system. During her illness she launched a legal battle to clarify the law on assisted suicide and in 2009 finally won a ruling allowing her husband to support her in ending her life, should living become unbearable (BBC, 2014). Debbie argued that her personal experience with the reality of the disease “reinforced (her) conviction that we need

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    societies would consider that ‘crime is an act that is illegal and can be punished by law’ and ‘deviance is the fact or state of diverging from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behaviour’ (OED, 2011). Every nation state or society determines what, at any given time, it considers to be lawful and also what it deems to be acceptable behaviour. It is probably fair to say that only stealing is considered a universal crime. Whether a person’s act or behaviour is interpreted as being

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    lawful marriage) o Section 497 (Adultery) o Section 498 (Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman) o Section 498 A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) o Section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended

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    Examination of the Main Issues of the Euthanasia Debate Introduction Talk of suicide and euthanasia has long been the focus of media attention. Recently this debate has been furthermore justified with the advent of European clinics that specialise in professional mercy killings for the terminally ill and those suffering incurable pain. To add to this, suicide rates in this country are ever increasing, with this being one of the ten most common causes of death in

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