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About Keiron McCabe

Keiron McCabe is the Campaigns and Communication Manager for the UK organisation My Death, My Decision. He advises a national coalition on assisted dying law, and is a published critic of the UK’s current legislation.

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|

Austrian court overturns ban on assisted dying

Austria’s constitutional court has ruled a ban on helping ‘seriously ill’ people ending their own lives is unconstitutional, in a landmark ruling which has been welcomed by My Death, My Decision.  The case relates to a claim brought by a series of claimants, including a 56-year-old man who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Under Austria’s criminal [...]

2020-12-15T10:25:43+00:00December 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Travel to Switzerland for an Assisted Death not Criminalised by Lockdown Legislation

Credit: gdsteam, source: https://bit.ly/38ymwuL (Creative Commons 2.0) In an urgent parliamentary question on 5th Nov 2020, the day a second lockdown was introduced in England, Andrew Mitchell (MP) asked the Health Secretary Matt Hancock to make a statement on the impact of new coronavirus regulations on the ability of terminally ill adults to [...]

2020-11-11T10:09:22+00:00November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Assisted Dying Referendum: New Zealand votes to overturn ban on assisted dying

Credit: New Zealand Flaghttps://bit.ly/34CZ1yh New Zealand has overwhelmingly voted to legalise assisted dying by 65.2% to 33.8%, according to the preliminary results of a nation-wide referendum. My Death, My Decision has welcomed the result as a decisive victory for campaigners, which will add renewed pressure on the UK to follow suit.  Nearly two [...]

2020-10-30T07:22:54+00:00October 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

My Death, My Decision welcomes new patron, Adam Kay

My Death, My Decision is delighted to announce the appointment of its newest patron, Adam Kay. Adam is an award-winning British comedian, writer, and former doctor.  Adam is probably best known for his debut book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’: a Sunday Times bestseller, which has sold more than one million copies in the UK [...]

2020-10-15T10:54:10+00:00October 15th, 2020|MDMD|

Royal College of GPs threatened with legal action over hostile assisted dying stance

Two GPs have threatened the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) with legal action after it decided earlier this year to remain opposed to assisted dying, despite a majority of GPs in a prior consultation wanting it to move to be neutral or supportive stance.  In February 2020 the Royal College of GPs published the [...]

2020-09-23T12:24:38+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Medical Views|
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