Portugal’s Parliament passes assisted dying bill

Portuguese lawmakers have voted in support of legal assisted dying for the incurably suffering, making a change in the law one step closer to reality. My Death, My Decision has welcomed the move as a historic step forward in the predominantly Catholic country, and said it will now add renewed pressure on the UK to [...]

2021-01-29T15:54:00+00:00January 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Covid-19 has exposed the need for a review of our assisted dying laws, says MDMD to parliamentary human rights committee

My Death, My Decision has responded to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ review of Covid-19, by calling for an immediate review of the UK’s laws on assisted dying.  In a submission to a consultation asking for opinions on the human rights impact of the Government’s extended lockdown, MDMD highlighted concerns that people suffering from [...]

2021-01-12T14:47:34+00:00January 12th, 2021|Political, UK Parliament|

Jersey forges ahead with citizens’ jury on assisted dying

Jersey’s government is moving forward with plans to convene a citizens’ assembly on assisted dying, and has invited more than 4,000 residents to register their interest in taking part. The move has been welcomed by My Death, My Decision as a positive step towards securing a meaningful change in the law.  The jury, which will [...]

2021-01-07T10:58:44+00:00January 7th, 2021|Jersey|

My Death, My Decision’s Chair responds to Ruth Davidson’s Telegraph column on assisted dying

Credit: The Scottish Parliament, source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62290915 (Creative Commons 3.0) The Sunday Telegraph has published a letter to the editor from My Death, My Decision’s Chair, Trevor Moore, in response to a column by Ruth Davidson. In her article, the former Scottish Conservatives leader who is due to join the House of Lords acknowledged [...]

2021-01-05T15:34:16+00:00January 5th, 2021|MDMD|
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