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Assisted suicide numbers reach highest ever in Washington State

6th Aug 2019
James Mildred

The number of people participating in physician-assisted suicide in Washington State has reached the highest number ever recorded.

Minister stopped from assisted suicide law review

22nd Jul 2019
James Mildred

David Gauke, the Justice Minister has been prevented from launching a review into the current law on assisted suicide.

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Going Dutch? The horror story of the World’s Euthanasia Lab

18th Jul 2019
Nigel Cameron

As “aid-in-dying” and “physician-assisted suicide” offer candy-coated varieties of medical killing to British audiences, just across the North Sea lies the real deal: doctors killing patients in the same way that here in the UK vets kill animals.

MPs debate law on assisted suicide for first time since change rejected in 2015

5th Jul 2019
Naomi Marsden

Yesterday in parliament MPs debated the issue of assisted suicide and the functioning of the current law. 

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The risks of legalising assisted suicide are simply too great

4th Jul 2019
James Mildred

MPs will again debate assisted suicide today during a backbench business debate. The debate won’t change the law and there won’t be a vote, but it will provide an opportunity for the key arguments on both sides to be heard.

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Nola Leach interviewed on BBC's Today programme on assisted suicide

2nd Jul 2019
James Mildred

Our chief executive, Nola Leach was interviewed on the Today programme today, sharing her personal story about her husband’s death and why she’s glad there has been no change in the law on assisted suicide.

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British Medical Association to poll doctors on assisted suicide

27th Jun 2019
James Mildred

The British Medical Association (BMA) is to consult its members on whether it should adopt an official position of ‘neutrality’ on assisted suicide.

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GPs to be polled over views on assisted suicide

24th Jun 2019
James Mildred

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is to poll its more than 53,000 members on whether the College should drop its official opposition to assisted suicide.

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Peers debate improving access to palliative care

14th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Today in the House of Lords, Peers debated improving access to palliative care across England during the second reading of Baroness Finlay’s Access to Palliative Care Bill.

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End-of-life care is a postcode lottery, say experts

10th Jun 2019
James Mildred

End-of-life care is a postcode lottery which means too many people are missing out on quality support at the end of their lives, experts will warn this week.