In Holland, voluntary euthanasia has been decriminalised since 1984 - but there are strict rules and mercy killings
can only be carried out at the patient's "explicit request" and when there is "intolerable suffering without prospect of improvement".
In a July 2 radio interview Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, CDF's Secretary, spoke about the differences between Church teaching on abortion and Church teaching on euthanasia or socalled mercy killing
The book gives about equal emphasis to abortion, the death penalty, mercy killing
, and new reproductive technologies, and never even mentions contraception.
While saying he accepted the Association's response entirely and stressing all killings were serious, he repeated his remarks that there could be mercy killings
of Down's Syndrome sufferers.
But her father closely met the criteria Saldivar allegedly told police he used for mercy killings
- they had to be unconscious, they had to have a ``do not resuscitate order'' and they had to ``look like they were ready to die'' - so the possibility he was a victim will always nag her, Bonasera said.
Lord Falconer told Radio 4's Today: "The law can never condone mercy killing
The WAC's scheduled self-destruction is looking more like a mercy killing
these days than a trampling of tradition.
A FORMER SAS trooper who admitted the mercy killing
of his disabled son lived a depraved life with his sex-crazed wife.
He denies murder but admits manslaughter due to diminished responsibility, claiming it was a mercy killing
Wragg, 38, of Worthing, West Sussex, denies murder, claiming a mercy killing
12 (ANI): A mother-daughter duo suffering from Muscular Dystrophy embarked on a hunger strike demanding assistance from the Centre for medical treatment or permission to undergo euthanasia or mercy killing
AN Australian state has taken a step towards allowing voluntary euthanasia, 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy killing