WHAT WE STAND FOR

My Death, My Decision is a grassroots movement for assisted dying reform. We want a compassionate law on assisted dying that permits a medically assisted death to adults of sound mind who are terminally ill or intolerably suffering. We believe reform is necessary to reduce the suffering of individuals who are close to death, and, just as importantly, to give choice to those with incurable conditions who face years of constant pain or suffering that they find unbearable.

THE ASSISTED DYING INQUIRY

The Health and Social Care Committee has launched an inquiry into assisted dying in England and Wales. The inquiry must listen to the voices of people who are dying and those who are incurably, intolerably suffering.

Assisted dying has not been properly examined by parliament since the House of Lords’ committees in 2004. In the 18 years since Parliament last investigated the matter, public and professional opinion have changed considerably. In 2004, only 38 million people around the world lived in jurisdictions where assisted dying was legal, whereas currently it has increased ninefold to more than 360 million people worldwide.

WHAT WE DO

CAMPAIGN

IN PARLIAMENT

CHAMPION

LEGAL CASES

BROADEN

THE DEBATE

WHY WE'RE CAMPAIGNING

One person a week goes to Switzerland from the UK for an assisted death – more than twice as many as a few years ago. Families have to let someone they love travel  and die alone, or risk imprisonment for going with them. For many, it’s an impossibly difficult or expensive journey. We know there is a safe and compassionate alternative.

Nearly 90% of people want assisted dying reform for people who are terminally ill or intolerably suffering. Respect for choice and autonomy is what protects the most vulnerable amongst us. My Death, My Decision is calling for robust safeguards – if so many other countries can achieve this in a safe and legal manner, why can’t we?

It is time for change.

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