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“Right to die”: Summary of responses

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1389
  1. Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
  1. BMJ

Most respondents to Grayling's editorial agreed that there is no such thing as a right to die: the European Court of Human Rights had already ruled so and there is also the Hippocratic oath.1

Unusual for the BMJ, many correspondents added an explicitly spiritual dimension, emphasising that the right to give and take life is God's and not that of human beings. Others remarked that a right to die …

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