Publications and Documents

Talk given to the Conway Hall Ethical Society

My Death, My Decision?

MDMD Coordinator, Phil Cheatle, gave a talk to the Conway Hall Ethical Society in London on January 29th 2017. After an introduction to MDMD, and why he got involved, Phil describes why recent attempts in parliament have failed to legalise assisted dying in the UK. He examines the MP’s objections carefully and proposes some new approaches to try to move the debate forward.

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When is a Life Complete?

A short document written in 2015 following a consultation with our membership to try to answer questions about how someone might decide that they were ready to die. Not a tick-list – but a set of issues that could rationally lead someone to decide that they no longer want to continue living when they carefully examine their own situation.

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ismoty A collection of 30 personal views in support of assisted suicide. Contributors include doctors, philosphers, priests, writers and politicians such as Will Self, Lord Avebury, Peter Tatchell, Mary Warnock, and Anthony Grayling. It is edited by Colin Brewer, MDMD Associate Coordinator and Michael Irwin, founder and patron of MDMD.

The essays give historical background of the UK right-to-die campaign; discuss legal, ethical and religious issues; and provide personal experiences of patients and carers.

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approaching-old-old-cover Michael Irwin, founder and patron of MDMD, has written a booklet describing his philosophy of life, his personal background, and his work as a right-to-die campaigner for over 25 years.

 

 

 

 

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