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PRESS RELEASE: MDMD Response to Noel Conway’s legal challenge on Assisted Dying

Today MDMD issued the following press release: My Death, My Decision is pleased that, with support from Dignity in Dying, (DiD), Noel Conway, who is most unfortunately terminally ill with motor neurone disease, has begun judicial review proceedings, claiming that the failure of Parliament to amend the present Suicide Act, to permit him to have [...]

2017-01-18T17:41:01+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Dementia, Dignity in Dying, Legal Action, MDMD, Switzerland, UK Parliament|

MS sufferer Andrew Barclay ends his life at Dignitas

The Daily Mirror reports the story of Andrew Barclay who ended his life at Dignitas in Switzerland. It includes a clear and articulate video statement made by Andrew  shortly before his death. He had been suffering from MS for 25 years, but it was when his illness entered the secondary progressive stage that Andrew decided [...]

2016-12-20T15:14:49+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Dignity in Dying, MDMD, MS, Personal Stories, Switzerland|

Protecting Vulnerable People

We were interested to see an article on the Christian Institute website about MDMD, claiming that we "lobby for legal protections to be removed from vulnerable people". Nothing could be further from the truth. MDMD is concerned that any right-to-die legislation should fully protect vulnerable people. We suggest that the author read our proposals for [...]

2016-10-19T16:11:26+00:00 October 12th, 2016|MDMD, Religious views, Vulnerable People|

MDMD Website launched

Today MDMD formally launches its website. Following a press release and interviews, an article in the Sunday Times 9th October describes MDMD's main objectives under the headline "Non terminally ill seek right to die", including a mention of our suggestion of an extended advance decision. and our reasons for believing that an assisted dying law [...]

2016-10-18T21:39:23+00:00 October 9th, 2016|MDMD|

Euthanasia 2016

Euthanasia 2016 took place in Amsterdam in May 2016. Slides from the presentations can be found in the following link, including the presentation on 'When is a Life Complete?' by MDMD Coordinator, Phil Cheatle Source: Presentations | Euthanasia 2016

2017-02-06T11:39:25+00:00 June 9th, 2016|MDMD, Netherlands|

Helping my Father Go To DIGNITAS

MDMD supporter Penny Hall's father suffered from dementia. He chose to end his life in Switzerland while he was still sufficiently mentally competent to do so. The story is reported in this Cambridge News article. Why should he have to travel to Switzerland? Why should his family suffer a police investigation for accompanying him? The [...]

2016-10-18T22:23:31+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Dementia, Dignity in Dying, MDMD, Personal Stories, Switzerland|