NEWS AND COMMENT

Assisted dying bill introduced in parliament

An Assisted Dying Bill has been introduced in the House of Lords. Lord Falconer of Thoroton was chosen second in the ballot to introduce the “Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill…

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Isle of Man’s Assisted Dying Bill closer to becoming law

The Isle of Man moved one step closer to a compassionate assisted dying law today, as Dr Alex Allinson’s Assisted Dying Bill passed the clauses stage. My Death, My Decision…

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A new parliament – what it means for assisted dying

We now have a new parliament, with a radically different makeup from the last one. So what does that mean for assisted dying? Members of Parliament: One of the rare…

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Lady Hale: lack of assisted dying legislation ”cruel and inhumane”

Last night, at an event organised by Humanists UK and My Death, My Decision to reflect on ten years since the pivotal ruling in R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice,…

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Ten years since Supreme Court ruled against assisted dying

Today marks ten years since the pivotal ruling in R (Nicklinson) v Ministry of Justice, where the Supreme Court concluded that any decision to change the law on assisted dying…

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Former Wales First Minister calls for UK-wide assisted dying law

Mark Drakeford, former first minister of Wales, has spoken in favour of a full UK-wide assisted dying law. Speaking at the Humanists UK convention in Cardiff, Drakeford said assisted dying…

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Where do the main parties stand on assisted dying?

Three of the four major parties have mentioned assisted dying in their manifesto. Two party leaders have pledged to support a vote on assisted dying in the past. This article…

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Jersey passes historic assisted dying vote

The States Assembly in Jersey has just passed a historic milestone, voting in favour of giving islanders the right to choose help to die. My Death, My Decision, welcomes this…

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The views of disabled people within the assisted dying debate

A new BBC documentary by Liz Carr, provocatively titled ‘Better Off Dead?’, has highlighted the views of disabled people within the assisted dying debate.  This article aims to promote the…

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Huge Support for Assisted Dying at Rally

My Death, My Decision held a rally earlier this week in support of assisted dying, coinciding with the Westminster Hall debate on assisted dying. Our supporters joined the well-attended rally…

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Five new Assisted Suicide cases in a year

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has updated its figures today, showing that five new cases of assisting a suicide have been referred to them since March 2023. My Death, My…

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The Assisted Dying Inquiry: A deeper dive into the report

The Health and Social Care Committee’s assisted dying inquiry has published its final report. My Death, My Decision is a grassroots campaign group with over 3,000 supporters that wants the…

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Rally for Assisted Dying

Day: Monday 29 April Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm Where: Parliament Square Join us for a momentous rally in support of assisted dying. This is our moment to put our campaign…

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Former Supreme Court president Lady Hale supports assisted dying

Former President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, has publicly announced her support for the legalisation of assisted dying – and that law changes should include those incurably suffering, and…

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Isle of Man Assisted Dying Committee Publishes Report

The Isle of Man moved one step closer to a compassionate assisted dying law today, as a parliamentary committee has published a supportive report on Dr Alex Allinson’s Assisted Dying…

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Scottish Assisted Dying Bill published

The Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill has been published today. My Death, My Decision welcomes the bill and urges Scottish politicians to follow overwhelming public opinion by…

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Jersey closer to assisted dying law for the incurably suffering

Assisted dying proposals have been lodged in Jersey, making the Crown Dependency one step closer to a safe and compassionate assisted dying law. My Death, My Decision welcomes the proposals…

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Irish committee report in favour of assisted dying

The special Oireachtas committee in the Republic of Ireland has just published its final report which recommends that legislation should be introduced to allow for assisted dying. My Death, My…

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Report highlights assisted dying inequality – My Death, My Decision

A new report published today by the Assisted Dying Coalition shows the true inadequacy of our assisted dying laws in forcing many UK citizens to choose an assisted death in…

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Sir Keir Starmer pledges to have an assisted dying vote in the next parliament

Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, has pledged a vote on assisted dying in the next parliament if they are to win the next general election. My Death,…

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