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BMA to poll members on assisted dying

MDMD is greatly encouraged in its campaign by the news that both the BMA and RCGP are to consult their members on their view of assisted dying. Precise details are yet to be announced and we will follow these developments closely. Earlier this year the RCP poll resulted in a move from opposed to neutral, [...]

2019-07-02T16:28:20+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Medical Views|

Rational Suicide in the Elderly: the US perspective

A recent article in the Washington Post describes a group of residents of a retirement community in Philadelphia who hold clandestine meetings to discuss their desires for a rational end of life when they feel the time is right for them. Avoiding end stage dementia is cited as one of their particular concerns. The article [...]

2019-06-25T15:46:18+00:00June 25th, 2019|DIY Suicide, USA|

New Jersey Legalises Assisted Dying

On 12th April 2019 the Governor of the US state of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, signed a bill into law which allows assisted suicide for those who have mental capacity, are terminally ill, and are within six months of dying. The law is based on a similar law in Oregon which has been in force [...]

2019-04-13T14:18:56+00:00April 13th, 2019|Religious views, USA|

Assisted Dying Coalition launches

MDMD is delighted with the launch of a formal coalition of like-minded organisations campaigning in the UK and crown dependencies for a change in the law on assisted dying. The Assisted Dying Coalition (ADC) is a forum that meets regularly and shares information and approaches on right-to-die campaigning. For many years MDMD has worked [...]

2019-02-08T15:42:13+00:00February 8th, 2019|Assisted Dying Coalition|

Videos from Healthcare and Secularism 2018 Conference

In October 2018, the National Secular Society and the Secular Medical Forum held a joint conference on Healthcare and Secularism. The final two talks concerned assisted dying and the right to die. Both talks were excellent. Videos of the talks are available on YouTube and are embedded here with some description and comments. 1. Dr. [...]

2018-11-18T22:18:04+00:00November 18th, 2018|Dignity in Dying, Life Expectancy, Medical Views|