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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.

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|

The ‘forfeiture’ rule and assisted dying – punishing compassionate families?

Recently, it was reported that Sarah Ninian, the wife of Alexander Ninian who ended his life at the Swiss clinic Dignitas in 2017, was entitled to inherit from her husband. Mr Ninian, who had been deemed mentally competent, had been suffering since 2013 from progressive supra-nuclear palsy, an incurable disease which can lead to a [...]

2019-04-01T15:10:47+00:00March 5th, 2019|Legal Action|

93% think that assisted dying is acceptable in at least some situations

    My Death, My Decision’s Campaign Policy Director, Phil Cheatle, breaks down the new research commissioned by MDMD.   MDMD has released the results of research it sponsored through the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The work tested public acceptability of various forms of assisted dying. In all cases considered the person is [...]

2019-09-03T15:21:49+00:00March 4th, 2019|Opinion Poll, UK Parliament|

Jersey Government Will Research Assisted Dying Reform

Last week, Jersey’s Council of Ministers announced that a new commission will research end of life options, including the legalisation of assisted dying and dying well The announcement follows after more than 1,800 people signed a petition from End of Life Choices Jersey (MDMD’s partner in the newly formed Assisted Dying Coalition).   Tanya Tupper, [...]

2019-03-02T11:00:25+00:00March 1st, 2019|Jersey|

“I readily acknowledge that many of these cases are tragic.” says HM Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ spokesperson for the Lords The Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC

Today, in an oral question relating to the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide, several members of the House of Lords, asked Lord Keen about the law prohibiting on assisted dying. Below is a transcript of the questions. Assisted dying is legal in Belgium, Canada, [...]

2019-02-26T13:54:35+00:00February 14th, 2019|UK Parliament, Vulnerable People|