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Supreme Court rejects assisted suicide challenge

28th Nov 2018
James Mildred

An attempt by a a terminally ill man to challenge the law on assisted suicide came to an end yesterday after the Supreme Court declined to hear a second appeal.

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Dr Gordon Macdonald in the Scotsman: assisted suicide and euthanasia should not be promoted

8th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

CARE for Scotland's Parliamentary Officer Dr Gordon Macdonald writes for the Scotsman about the dangers of legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia.

The Economist features CARE article

30th Aug 2018
James Mildred

The slippery slope of assisted suicide is real, argues CARE's James Mildred in an online article for The Economist. 

BMA proposes euthanasia by stealth

24th Aug 2018
James Mildred

The British Medical Association (BMA) is proposing to allow doctors to withdraw food and fluids from patients with dementia, stroke and brain injuries, who are not even imminently dying.

Supreme Court case on withdrawal of food and fluids sets dangerous precedent

30th Jul 2018
Chris Buttenshaw

Today, the Supreme Court has delivered a judgment with profound implications for how we as a society value life.

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Euthanasia on the rise in Belgium – latest figures include three children

24th Jul 2018
Rachael Adams

In 2017 the number of euthanasia cases in Belgium increased by fourteen per cent according to an official report by the federal control and evaluation committee. Key Findings: In 2016/17 there were 4,337 deaths.

Appeal Court rejects assisted suicide bid

27th Jun 2018
James Mildred

CARE today welcomed the Court of Appeal’s decision to reject an attempt to legalise assisted suicide. It follows a similar ruling by senior and experienced judges at the Divisional Court only last year.

Guernsey Votes Against Assisted Suicide

18th May 2018
Public Affairs

Today the States of Guernsey, the island's parliament, voted to reject legislation that would allow assisted suicide and instead adopted measures to enhance palliative care.

CARE Speaks Up For the Vulnerable on Assisted Suicide

6th Oct 2017
Rachael Adams

There has been much debate in the UK in recent years over issues concerning the end of life, such as assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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“Parliament has expressed its views” on assisted suicide says Minister

20th Jan 2017
Louise Gleich

In the House of Lords this week, Baroness Meacher asked the Government if it had plans to legalise assisted suicide.  In doing so Lady Meacher highlighted the case of Noel Conway, who is challenging the current law in the high court.