NEWS AND COMMENT

Assisted dying closer to legalisation in the Republic of Ireland, after a report is set to recommend change.

The special Oireachtas committee on assisted dying in the Republic of Ireland is set to recommend that legislation should be introduced to allow terminally ill people the right to a…

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Assisted dying report lays foundations for legislative change, Parliament must now act

Today, the Health and Social Care Committee published its report on assisted dying. My Death, My Decision welcomes the report and urges parliament to act as soon as possible on…

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Swiss assisted dying data shows proposed UK laws are inadequate

A new study published today shows that the majority of UK residents who travel to Switzerland for an assisted death would not be helped by the laws considered by Parliament…

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Rishi backs time for assisted dying vote

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has said he would support allowing enough parliamentary time for a meaningful debate and vote on assisted dying. Mr Sunak also pledged to introduce assisted…

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Keir Starmer backs assisted dying vote

Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, has said MPs should be allowed to vote on assisted dying. His comments come alongside several senior politicians, including Michael Gove, Alicia…

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Assisted Dying debate should happen “sooner rather than later”.

Dame Esther Rantzen, the broadcaster who founded the charities Childline and The Silver Line, announced on Radio 4’s The Today podcast that she had joined the assisted dying centre Dignitas.…

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Jersey assisted dying ethics review ‘unnecessary’

An “ethics review” of assisted dying in Jersey has been published, but campaigners have questioned the need for the review, the scope of the report and the report’s recommendations. Assisted…

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Isle of Man Assisted Dying Bill passes key stage

Dr Alex Allinson’s Assisted Dying Bill has passed its second reading in the Isle of Man Parliament, bringing the jurisdiction a vital step closer to a working, compassionate assisted dying…

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Two soaps explore assisted dying at the same time

Soap operas Coronation Street and Casualty are due to explore assisted dying storylines at the same time. Both include characters who are suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and are…

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Over a third of Church of England priests 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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Our Summary: The Assisted Dying Inquiry

My Death, My Decision is a grassroots campaign group that wants the law in England and Wales to allow those who are terminally ill or intolerably suffering the option of…

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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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