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"Dicing with Dr Death" - Fringe show seeks to desensitise audiences to the horrors of euthanasia

"Dicing with Dr Death" - Fringe show seeks to desensitise audiences to the horrors of euthanasia

A show on the billing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year has turned the act of suicide into an entertainment spectacle.

Dr Philip Neitschke, a doctor who performs real-life assisted deaths, intended to take his practises to the stage, performing non-fatal demonstrations of how his machinery works.

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Healthy 75y.o. Ends Life to Avoid becoming an "Old Lady"

Healthy 75y.o. Ends Life to Avoid becoming an "Old Lady"

Gill Pharaoh was a retired nurse, a wife and a mother of two.

She lived a healthy life, apart from some issues with tinnitus - and a feeling that she was "going over that hill" of age.

On July 12th, she chose to end her life before she had a chance to become what she deemed to be an "old lady". Explaining her decision, she reasoned that she did not want to become a burden to the NHS, taking up taxpayers money and a bed in hospital.

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"I'm always being told, 'If I was like you I'd kill myself'"

"I'm always being told, 'If I was like you I'd kill myself'"

Disabled actress/comedienne Liz Carr fears that euthansia will further devalue the lives of the disabled in the eyes of society. In an insightful speech, she raises concerns that the vulnerable will be exploited and killed should 'assisted dying' be legalised.

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