Home|Vulnerable People

“I readily acknowledge that many of these cases are tragic.” says HM Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ spokesperson for the Lords The Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC

Today, in an oral question relating to the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide, several members of the House of Lords, asked Lord Keen about the law prohibiting on assisted dying. Below is a transcript of the questions. Assisted dying is legal in Belgium, Canada, [...]

2019-02-26T13:54:35+00:00February 14th, 2019|UK Parliament, Vulnerable People|

MDMD Campaign Policy Director responds Dominic Lawson

  My Death, My Decision's Campaign Policy Director, Phil Cheatle, responds to the Daily Mail's Dominic Lawson.    Today, the Daily Mail published an article by Dominic Lawson, criticising the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) decision to poll their members on assisted dying. His article misses some important points. One example, is Mr Lawson’s insistence [...]

2019-01-28T18:21:23+00:00January 28th, 2019|Vulnerable People|

Is “Mercy Killing” ever the right thing to do?

The BBC, and a number of newspapers, (see the Ayrshire Post), report the story of Ian Gordon who smothered his wife of 46 years with a pillow as "a final act of love" to relieve her pain and suffering. Did he do the right thing? The judge's explanation in sentencing, though interesting, doesn't really help. [...]

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+00:00March 9th, 2017|UK Parliament, Vulnerable People|

Dementia sufferers ending their lives in Switzerland

Today the Mail on Sunday published an article about the father of an MDMD supporter who ended his life at Dignitas. Penny's father Ron Hall suffered from early stage dementia. The psychiatric assessment to ensure he still had mental capacity to make the life ending decision was done by MDMD's associate coordinator, Colin Brewer. Interestingly, [...]

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|