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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.

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.   Michael Askham, a 59-year father of three and former nurse, suffers from motor neurone disease and is unable to walk, [...]

2020-03-14T17:15:09+00:00March 13th, 2020|Advance Decisions|

Assisted Dying laws forced our mum to die without the right-to-say-goodbye, says grieving family

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 asked not to be named, felt compelled to travel more than 1,000 miles by car and ferry to avoid police [...]

2020-03-14T17:21:31+00:00March 13th, 2020|Personal Stories, Switzerland|

Germany’s top court overturns ban on physician-assisted dying

Germany’s constitutional court has ruled that a law forbidding professional assistance to die is unconstitutional, in a move that is being seen as a major victory for assisted dying campaigners. The decision centred on a controversial 2015 law, which legalised the right for individuals to purchase life-ending substances for ‘altruistic motives’, but forbade doctors or [...]

2020-02-26T18:03:44+00:00February 26th, 2020|Legal Action|

Distinguished Doctors and Philosophers urge BMA members to support assisted dying

Credit: https://ab.co/2Tfnjrm A diverse range of thirty doctors, philosophers, academics, and campaigners have signed an open letter, which appeared in the Guardian today, urging members of the British Medical Association to support assisted dying in the ongoing survey. The joint letter was organised by the UK Assisted Dying Coalition, of which My Death, [...]

2020-02-25T13:57:20+00:00February 25th, 2020|MDMD, Medical Views|

Dark money anti-assisted dying ad taken down from Facebook

A Facebook advertisement by the anti-assisted dying organisation Our duty of care UK has been taken down for failing to disclose who paid for it.  The advert, which encouraged doctors to vote against changing the British Medical Association’s stance on assisted dying, was seen by more than 3,000 people before it was removed by Facebook.  [...]

2020-02-11T13:19:12+00:00February 11th, 2020|Medical Views, Political|

MDMD urges BMA to vote in favour of compassion and empathy

My Death, My Decision has called on the British Medical Association (BMA) members to consider compassion and empathy by voting in favour of assisting dying in the association’s consultation which closes on 27 February.  Last year, the BMA announced it would survey its members after a motion was passed at its annual policymaking meeting to [...]

2020-02-06T11:41:34+00:00February 6th, 2020|MDMD, Medical Views|

Justice Secretary considers review into assisted dying

Credit: House of Lords| Roger Harrishttps://bit.ly/36BZyy4 Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland QC, has announced that he is considering a review into the law on assisted dying, adding there is a need to ‘take into account compassionate reasons’.  His comments which first appeared in the Express newspaper, follow after MPs debated assisted [...]

2020-01-29T12:12:11+00:00January 29th, 2020|Political, UK Parliament|