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WATCH: APPG for Dying Well Meeting on 15th July

WATCH: APPG for Dying Well Meeting on 15th July

In our latest meeting, three presenters, all of whom are disabled, considered Baroness Meacher's Assisted Dying Private Members Bill from very different perspectives and viewpoints. Each presenter tested the arguments for a change in the current law and whether the...

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Next APPG Meeting 15th July 5pm

Next APPG Meeting 15th July 5pm

We are delighted to invite you to our next online meeting on the 15th July at 5pm. This is an unmissable event and first of its kind, especially those with interests in science and technology, medical innovation, mechanical engineering, human ethics and...

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Doctors criticise assisted dying bill in Scotland

Doctors criticise assisted dying bill in Scotland

Hundreds of health care professionals from various specialities have signed a letter to Health Secretary Humza Yousaf criticising an assisted dying law in Scotland. The letter was sent as part of a campaign by Our Duty of Care (ODOC) and includes signatures from David...

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Doctor-Assisted Death: The Professional Opinion

Doctor-Assisted Death: The Professional Opinion

Proponents of physician-assisted death often argue that its legalisation is vital to ensuring patient choice at the end of life. However, assisted dying laws do not simply give patients a ‘right to die’ but more specifically propose the right to involve someone else...

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Next APPG Meeting on Wednesday 16th June

Next APPG Meeting on Wednesday 16th June

The APPG on Dying Well promotes access to excellent palliative care and stands against the legalisation of assisted suicide in the UK. We are delighted to invite you to our next online meeting on the 16th June at 5pm in which we will be joined by the Secretary of...

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Liberals and atheists can also oppose assisted dying

Liberals and atheists can also oppose assisted dying

Sourced: The Economist, Kevin Yuill Back in 2018, Kevin Yuill, lecturer in history at the University of Sunderland in the UK, and author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalisation, wrote an excellent piece in the Economist arguing that being...

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Suicide is not something to be encouraged or assisted

Suicide is not something to be encouraged or assisted

Source: Politics Home, authored by Baroness Ilora Finlay It may sound compassionate to embed assisted dying practices within health care. But it’s also dangerous. The House of Lords is once again being asked to look at a Private Member’s Bill proposing so-called...

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Normalising euthanasia can be dangerous

Normalising euthanasia can be dangerous

Author:  François Trufin, sourced from MercatorNet A Belgian nurse explains some of his experiences Euthanasia: Searching for the Full Story: Experiences and Insights of Belgian Doctors and Nurses would be a bargain at any price, but it is free to...

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Truths and Half Truths about Assisted Dying

Truths and Half Truths about Assisted Dying

Living and Dying Well have recently published a booklet that examines the statements made by the campaigning group Dignity in Dying in answer to a number of ‘key questions’. Truths and Half Truths about Assisted DyingDownload

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Podcast: Assisted Dying and The Law

Podcast: Assisted Dying and The Law

This week, Living and Dying Well released their latest podcast in which Robert Preston unpacks how, and why, the current law on 'assisted dying' works. https://youtu.be/Eyav9RVaseA

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Letter to the Lord Chancellor signed by 70 MPs and Peers

Letter to the Lord Chancellor signed by 70 MPs and Peers

On 25th April 70 MPs and Peers signed a letter written to the Lord Chancellor, the Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, outlining their concerns about renewed calls to change the law on assisted suicide in the UK. Dear Lord Chancellor, We are writing to you to outline our...

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Essay: How France lost her dignity

Essay: How France lost her dignity

A civilisation that legalises euthanasia loses all right to respect Michel Houellebecq writes UnHerd's weekend essay in response to a proposal to legalise euthanasia currently being considered by the French National Assembly. Read the full article here.

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Why should we keep the current law?

Why should we keep the current law?

Sourced from: CARE What about personal choice?  The pro-euthanasia and assisted suicide lobby emphasise the importance of personal choice and autonomy. Shouldn’t patients have the right to end their lives? Dignity in Dying patron, Sir Patrick Stewart has argued...

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Assisted Suicide – is this really a role for doctors?

Assisted Suicide – is this really a role for doctors?

Sourced from: Living and Dying Well This autumn at its annual conference the British Medical Association will consider whether it should maintain its opposition to what is being called ‘assisted dying’, which in law is assisted suicide  The debate will take...

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A New Book

A New Book

A new book has been published which anyone who is interested in understanding the subject of 'assisted dying' - rather than just trading slogans about it - would be well advised to read.  The authors are two people (Baroness Ilora Finlay and Robert Preston) who...

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BMA ‘assisted dying’ poll takeaways

BMA ‘assisted dying’ poll takeaways

Sourced from: Care Not Killing Beneath the headline grabbing top-line numbers lies a complex picture of medical opinion on the question of whether they should be empowered to end patients’ lives The results of the British Medical Association's membership survey on...

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A Grave warning from Canada

A Grave warning from Canada

Sourced from: Living and Dying Well Three leading palliative care physicians have warned legislators across the world about the dangers of MAID in  a new research paper published in the World Medical Journal. In April’s edition of the World Medical...

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Polling: A House of Cards

Polling: A House of Cards

Sourced from: Care Not Killing In 2019 the Populus poll, commissioned by Dignity in Dying (formerly the Voluntary Euthanasia Society), asked respondents: 'Currently it is illegal for a doctor to help someone with a terminal illness to end their life, even if the...

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