Many of us would like to have some control over the time and manner of our deaths, should we find ourselves in a condition so hopeless that there is no point in going on…
There’s no advantage to ageing. You don’t get wiser, you don’t get more mellow, you don’t see life in a more glowing way. You have to fight your body decaying, and you have less options.
It’s important to give people with dementia choice and control over their life whenever possible.
Elderly and frail patients should sometimes be allowed to die rather than receive treatments that prolong but do not improve their lives…Society these days is much less familiar with death, and is most reluctant to accept mortality
In refusing dying people the right to die with dignity, we fail to demonstrate the compassion that lies at the heart of Christian values.
Only with a legal Euthanasia Bill on the statute books will the many people who find themselves in the same situation as me be able to slip away peacefully in their sleep instead of dreading the night.
MDMD condemns inhumane lack of choice, as incurably suffering man is forced to starve himself to death
An incurably suffering man, who wants the option of a legal assisted death, has decided to end his life by starving himself to death - while the choice is still within his control to make. [...]
The family of an unnamed woman who travelled to Switzerland to die in secrecy have criticised the current ban on assisted dying for denying their family and close friends a right-to-say-goodbye. The family, who have [...]
In a nationwide first, the Jersey Health Minister has said he will establish a public forum of 12 - 24 citizens to consider the issue of assisted dying reform. My Death, My Decision has welcomed [...]