Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Is This Assisted Dying?

I have written a lot about assisted dying almost since I started this blog.    Although not since 2015 when Lord Faulkner’s Bill to legalize it was heavily defeated in the House of Commons.  ( You can see all my … Continue reading

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“A Headstone on Assisted Dying – for now”

This subject has been a thread running through many of my posts ever since I started this blog in 2010.   It was prompted by the story of Debbie Purdey, an MS sufferer who wanted “the right to die”.  (See “Lucy … Continue reading

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“Hayley Home Alone”

(Continued from “Hayley Comes a Cropper”). What if Hayley Cropper had lived at home alone? Sent home with a diagnosis of terminal cancer, only headlines and TV to turn to.  No time or motivation for bucket lists and happy endings. … Continue reading

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“Hayley Comes a Cropper”

For the past few months Britain’s most popular TV soap has been running the storyline that a key, long-serving character – Hayley Cropper – has terminal cancer.   Three nights a week “Coronation Street” took us through the emotional roller coaster … Continue reading

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” A Step Too Far? “

Assisted suicide has been a recurring subject in GrumbleSmiles ever since I wrote about it in my very first blog.   (See “LUCY DIED TODAY” by clicking in the ARCHIVE – MARCH 2010). I have no doubt there is sincerity on both … Continue reading

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“An Unholy Trinity”

The Trinity is a sacred alliance that stands up for good over evil.   The end of a life should be the celebration of all that has been good in a person’s lifetime.   There are positive things to draw out of … Continue reading

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“Is this Pain Management ?”

There are a great many elderly Americans who move to Florida to retire.  Private health care is big business over there.   Small clinics are springing up all over the place – for back pain, for arthritis, for rehabilitation and for cancer … Continue reading

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