The last year has seen alarming new evidence of the ‘slippery slope’ that Assisted Suicide laws entail – especially in Canada, the country with a legal system and culture most comparable to our own. Nevertheless, the campaign to introduce AS in the UK is gathering pace, with significant steps underway in legislatures in Scotland, Jersey and the Isle of Man, and a Health Select Committee inquiry in the UK Parliament. In addition to relentless efforts to make progress via amendments and Private Member Bills, campaigners are actively seeking to influence Party manifestos to ensure there is the opportunity for a change in the law in the next Parliament.

The APPG is hosting a meeting, after its AGM, for concerned colleagues on 21 June from 4 pm – 5 pm in Portcullis House. We will provide a review of developments around the world and in the UK, and hold a discussion on upcoming threats and opportunities to promote end-of-life care and resist the slide towards euthanasia.

Please email Mims for more details, if you intend on coming.