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Church of England oppose assisted dying

The CPS have launched a public consultation regarding updated guidance on the prosecution of so called ‘mercy killings’ and suicide pacts. The guidance is used to assist prosecutors in determining…

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MPs support assisted dying inquiry in debate

The CPS have launched a public consultation regarding updated guidance on the prosecution of so called ‘mercy killings’ and suicide pacts. The guidance is used to assist prosecutors in determining…

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Assisted dying to be debated by MPs

The CPS have launched a public consultation regarding updated guidance on the prosecution of so called ‘mercy killings’ and suicide pacts. The guidance is used to assist prosecutors in determining…

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Success! Assisted Dying Bill introduced on the Isle Of Man

The CPS have launched a public consultation regarding updated guidance on the prosecution of so called ‘mercy killings’ and suicide pacts. The guidance is used to assist prosecutors in determining…

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Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill Fails

The CPS have launched a public consultation regarding updated guidance on the prosecution of so called ‘mercy killings’ and suicide pacts. The guidance is used to assist prosecutors in determining…

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My Death, My Decision welcomes new Clinical Advisory Group co-chair, Graham Winyard CBE

My Death, My Decision’s Medical Group is pleased to welcome new co-chair, Graham Winyard CBE, who will lead the group alongside its founder, Colin Brewer.

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Dr Henry Marsh: Why the opponents to assisted dying are wrong

The CPS have launched a public consultation regarding updated guidance on the prosecution of so called ‘mercy killings’ and suicide pacts. The guidance is used to assist prosecutors in determining…

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Serious health conditions more than double suicide rate – ONS

The CPS have launched a public consultation regarding updated guidance on the prosecution of so called ‘mercy killings’ and suicide pacts. The guidance is used to assist prosecutors in determining…

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Crown Prosecution Service launches consultation on public interest guidance in so called ‘mercy killing’ cases

The CPS have launched a public consultation regarding updated guidance on the prosecution of so called ‘mercy killings’ and suicide pacts. The guidance is used to assist prosecutors in determining…

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Jersey votes to approve principle of assisted dying

On 25 November, in a landmark decision, The States Assembly of Jersey voted by 36 to 10 in support of the principle of legalising assisted dying for citizens of the…

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Boris Johnson opposed to assisted dying reform

Assisted dying campaigners have been pressing the Prime Minister to support Baroness Meacher’s Private Member’s Bill, which successfully passed its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 22 October.…

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Incurably suffering woman calls for change to assisted dying law before ending her life in Switzerland

A British woman who has travelled to Switzerland to end her life has urged politicians to launch a parliamentary inquiry into assisted dying, as her last wish before she died.…

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Majority of MPs personally favour legalising assisted dying, new poll reveals

A new survey has found that a majority of MPs (58%) personally believe assisted dying should be legalised, in at least some circumstances. It also found that nearly half of…

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My Death, My Decision responds to Lords debate of new Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives are closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the…

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Assisted dying is about letting people die with dignity, stresses citizens’ panel in Jersey

A final report detailing how assisted dying should be legalised has been published from Jersey’s citizens’ jury. The report follows on from an announcement earlier this year, in which 78%…

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BMA drops opposition to assisted dying

The UK’s largest professional body of doctors has voted to end its 15-year opposition to the legalisation of assisted dying. My Death, My Decision has welcomed the decision as a…

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MDMD congratulates winner of 2021 Tony Nicklinson essay competition

Marking the ninth anniversary of Tony Nicklinson’s death, My Death, My Decision is pleased to announce the winner of this year's Tony Nicklinson memorial essay competition. Rees Johnson, a doctoral…

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The right to die is the last great freedom still to be won, say expert panellists at online MDMD event

Hundreds of households joined My Death, My Decision’s panel event online on 21 July, to hear from Polly Toynbee, Dr Wendy Savage, Diane Munday, and Natika Haliland their fascinating discussion…

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Citizens’ jury on assisted dying paves the way for legislation in Jersey, with majority backing reform

A panel of islanders has voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing the law on assisted dying in Jersey.

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