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Keiron McCabe

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.

UK’s largest medical body launches assisted dying survey

The UK’s largest medical body, the Royal College of General Practitioners, has launched a consultation on whether to change its policy on assisted dying, which it currently opposes.  Over 50,000 GPs will now have until 13 December 2019 to respond to the consultation, which is being organised by the independent pollsters ComRes, on whether the [...]

2019-11-12T09:49:22+00:00November 8th, 2019|Medical Views|

Phil Newby asks High Court for the right to challenge the UK’s ban on assisted dying

Phil Newby, a man who is facing incurable suffering and wants the right to challenge the UK’s ban on assisted dying, yesterday appealed for permission before the High Court. The 49-year-old father of two, who suffers from the degenerative condition motor neurone disease, has already raised over £42,000 in donations from the public. Phil could [...]

2019-10-23T10:24:40+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Legal Action|

Canadian court rules in favour of assisted dying for the incurably suffering

The Quebec Superior Court has struck down a restriction under Canada’s law on assisted dying against those with progressive and incurable illnesses as unconstitutional.  Under Canada’s 2015 law, adults who are of sound mind can voluntarily request an assisted death, if they suffer from a grievous and irremediable medical condition, and are in a state [...]

2019-09-13T12:44:14+00:00September 11th, 2019|Canada|

MDMD welcomes the news that patron, Paul Lamb, intends to bring a new right-to-die case

Paul Lamb, who previously took his case for the right to die to the Supreme Court, is now seeking to bring forth a new attempt to change the UK’s law on assisted dying. (Sourced from MDMD’s co-founder of the assisted dying coalition, Humanists UK: https://humanism.org.uk/2019/05/07/paul-lamb-to-bring-new-legal-case-for-the-right-to-die/) Paul Lamb, 63, was severely injured in a car accident [...]

2019-05-09T12:13:08+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Doctors vote for the Royal College of Physicians to adopt a neutral position on assisted dying

Today, doctors voted to change the Royal College of Physicians policy on assisted dying to neutral and not oppose any change in the law. In responding to whether the Royal College’s position on assisted dying should change, 43.4% voted to continue opposing a change in the law, 31.6% voted in favour of assisted dying reform, [...]

2019-03-22T11:22:02+00:00March 21st, 2019|Medical Views|