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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.

Restricting assisted dying to the terminally ill would be ‘totally arbitrary’, says disabled journalist Melanie Reid

Award-winning journalist of the Times’ Spinal Column and author of The World I Fell Out Of Melanie Reid MBE, has criticised attempts to limit assisted dying for those with only six months left to live, in a filmed interview shown at an online event jointly hosted by My Death, My Decision and Friends at the [...]

2020-05-26T12:33:06+00:00May 26th, 2020|Disability|

Medical voices urge doctors to respect patients’ wishes about coronavirus

Sir Iain Chalmers left, Professor Wendy Savage centre, and Dr Henry Marsh right. An article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has called upon healthcare professionals to respect their patients’ end-of-life wishes, and ensure that the rights of those receiving care are protected during coronavirus. The article, written by My Death, My [...]

2020-05-08T09:15:50+00:00May 8th, 2020|Medical Views, Uncategorized|

Dutch court backs assistance to die for people with advanced Alzheimer’s

The Netherlands’ highest court has ruled that doctors can honour euthanasia requests for adults with advanced Alzheimer's, provided they have signed a written request beforehand.  Although it has always been possible in the Netherlands for a patient unable to express their will at the moment of death, to receive assistance to die, this ruling has [...]

2020-05-07T11:42:11+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Dementia, Netherlands|

Queensland – the next Australian state to legalise Assisted Dying?

A parliamentary committee has recommended that the Australian state of Queensland should legalise voluntary assisted dying for adults with an advanced terminal illness. Currently over one-third of Australians have, (or shortly will have), access to a form of assisted dying since the state of Victoria passed its voluntary assisted dying law in 2017, followed by [...]

2020-04-06T15:46:13+00:00April 6th, 2020|Australia|

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|
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