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Legalisation of Assisted Dying

Video of an animated timeline showing where there is legislation on Assisted Dying

Please watch the video above which shows a world map of the countries which have legalised assisted dying, and when.

Although the right-to-die movement did exist in the first half of the Twentieth Century, it was only in the latter half, with the rise of new social movements and strengthening beliefs in individual autonomy, that it really gathered pace and laws began to be passed. The social trend towards wanting to control or choreograph the manner and timing of death is now well established in western societies.

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