NEWS AND COMMENT

Health Minister: Government will not stand in the way of assisted dying

Helen Whately MP, Minister of State of the Department for Health and Social Care told the Health and Social Care’s inquiry on assisted dying that the Government will not stand…

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Isle of Man takes first step on the road to an assisted dying law

The Isle of Man took a step closer to introducing an assisted dying law today, as Dr Alex Allinson’s Assisted Dying Bill passed its first reading. The progress being made…

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DIGNITAS: “It’s about time” the UK changes law on assisted dying

The Swiss assisted dying organisation DIGNITAS has told parliamentarians that the UK should legalise assisted dying. Silvan Luley, a member of the organisation today gave evidence to the Health and…

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Dominoes are falling: Majority of surgeons support assisted dying.

Today, the Health and Social Care Committee heard testimony from experts from countries where access to assisted dying is permitted based on ‘unbearable suffering’.

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Compassion lead to assisted dying law, say international experts

Today, the Health and Social Care Committee heard testimony from experts from countries where access to assisted dying is permitted based on ‘unbearable suffering’.

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Assisted dying law forces individuals to end their lives early, say top lawyers

Today, the Human Rights (Joint Committee) took evidence from four leading barristers and professors on Human rights and assisted dying. Parliamentarians heard from a range of legal professionals that assisted…

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Assisted Dying Inquiry: Health and Social Care Committee Takes Next Steps

  Amid a flurry of planned oral evidence sessions and online roundtable discussions, the Health and Social Care Committee has at last published the written submissions made by various parties…

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Why Dying Matters To Me

By Tim Wardle Assisted dying campaigner and My Death, My Decision supporter. This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week. I am here to talk about why my death matters to…

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Dame Prue Leith becomes MDMD Patron

  We are delighted to welcome our new Patron, Dame Prue Leith. Prue will be a fantastic addition to our ever-growing organisation alongside fellow Patrons Dr Henry Marsh, Miriam Margolyes…

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My Death, My Decision Isle of Man launched

My Death, My Decision has officially launched a campaign group on the Isle of Man. The grassroots group Let Me Choose will become My Death, My Decision Isle of Man…

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Senedd deserves power to legalise assisted dying

My Death, My Decision has argued that Wales should have the power to legislate on assisted dying, in their response to the Welsh Government’s Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future…

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France’s Citizens’ Jury supports assisted dying

In their first indicative ballot, members of the Citizens’ Jury on assisted dying in France voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising assisted dying. Almost 75% of participants voted in favour of…

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On the anniversary of her death, we salute the legacy of the committed assisted dying campaigner Debbie Purdy

Debbie Purdy led an enviable life before multiple sclerosis changed it forever. As a music journalist Debbie not only had access to music gigs for free, but the venues wouldn’t…

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Assisted Dying Inquiry – Have your say!

If you see a blank page after pressing ‘Next’, scroll back to the top of the page. This page includes the Health and Social Care Committee’s survey on assisted dying.…

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Assisted Dying inquiry launched

The Health and Social Care Committee has launched an inquiry into assisted dying in England and Wales. My Death, My Decision has strongly welcomed the news and hopes to work…

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Assisted Dying inquiry likely in the new year

The Health and Social Care Committee looks likely to launch an inquiry into assisted dying in the new year. The committee’s chair, Steve Brine MP said to his constituents: “look…

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Retired NHS manager arrested, subjected to six-month investigation over assisted death

My Death, My Decision can now disclose that one of our members was earlier this year arrested at 5.30 am, put in a cell and held for 19 hours, and…

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Macron announces assisted dying citizens assembly

President Emmanuel Macron announced he will launch a citizens’ assembly on assisted dying. The French President showed his support for assisted dying while campaigning in the presidential election. Further details…

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Overwhelming 76% support for Liam McArthur’s assisted dying Bill in Scotland

Today sees the long-awaited publication of the Consultation report on a proposed assisted dying law for Scotland. An astounding 14,038 responses were received, the largest number ever for any Member’s…

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