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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|

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|

The Omid T Judicial Review: “Bound to be Dismissed”?

MDMD’s Campaigns and Communication Manager, Keiron McCabe, breaks down the judgement behind Omid’s defeat. On Tuesday 2nd October 2018, Omid T’s assisted dying case , known as R (on the Application of T) v Ministry of Justice [2018] EWHC 2615 (Admin), lost at its first hurdle in the High Court. In order to challenge the UK’s [...]

2018-10-19T13:53:37+00:00October 18th, 2018|Legal Action, MDMD|

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 [...]

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+00:00December 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00June 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 [...]