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Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on End of Life Choices meeting

MDMD Associate Coordinator Colin Brewer represented MDMD at the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on End of Life Choices. Here is his report... We heard a good presentation by Dignity in Dying’s Scottish organiser on their excellent recent survey of people from Britain who approached Dignitas for assistance and the financial, legal and bureaucratic obstacles that [...]

2018-05-08T11:34:08+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Dignity in Dying, Scotland, UK Parliament|

Dignitas hit out at UK politicians

Dignitas issued a hard-hitting press release this week "Ignorance, irresponsibility and hypocrisy – How a majority of UK politicians violate human rights and create suffering and costs". Here's an extract: Just over a week ago, once again an individual from the UK has travelled to DIGNITAS – To live with dignity – To die with [...]

2018-05-05T09:10:59+00:00 May 5th, 2018|Switzerland, UK Parliament|

Farewell to Lord Joffe

MDMD bids farewell to one of the pioneers in the battle to legalise assisted suicide in the UK.  Lord Joffe of Liddington, who died on 18 June 2017 at his home, age 85, fought for terminally ill people to be given the right to die.  He was a front runner in the House of Lords [...]

2017-11-24T21:41:19+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|UK Parliament|

House Of Lords Debate on Assisted Dying

On 6th March 2017 the House of Lords held a short debate on Assisted Dying "To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent legislation on assisted dying in North America; and whether those laws provide an appropriate basis for legislation in England and Wales." The transcript reveals the continuing debate along [...]

2017-06-23T11:58:22+00:00 March 9th, 2017|UK Parliament, Vulnerable People|

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|

House of Commons Rejects Assisted Dying Bill

On 11th Sept 2015 MPs rejected an Assisted Dying Bill proposed by Rob Marris MP. The Bill would have permitted assisted suicide for people who requested it if they were suffering from a terminal illness and had a life expectancy of 6 months or less. For more details see the bbc news report. The transcript [...]

2016-10-18T21:48:35+00:00 September 12th, 2015|UK Parliament|