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Dignity in Dying demonstration on Friday 7 November in support of the Assisted Dying Bill

Dignity in Dying demonstration on Friday 7 November in support of the Assisted Dying Bill

Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:01

The campaign group Dignity in Dying (DiD) will be demonstrating outside Parliament next week on Friday morning 7 November (9am-1pm), to coincide with the House of Lords debate on the Assisted Dying Bill.

Supreme Court decision on assisted dying “encouraging”, say campaigners

Supreme Court decision on assisted dying “encouraging”, say campaigners

Posted: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:25

A decision handed down from the Supreme Court today puts significant pressure on both Parliament and the Director of Public Prosecutions to reconsider the law and prosecuting policy on assistance to die.

New campaign urges party leaders to support change in the law on assisted dying

New campaign urges party leaders to support change in the law on assisted dying

Posted: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:03

The campaign group Dignity in Dying has launched a campaign aimed at the three main party leaders asking them to support a change in the law to enable assisted dying.

Christian charity launches booklet "equipping Christians to take action against assisted suicide"

Christian charity launches booklet "equipping Christians to take action against assisted suicide"

Posted: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:34

A Christian charity has launched a booklet aimed at equipping Christians with arguments against euthanasia and assisted suicide so that they can take action ahead of expected renewed attempts to change the law across Britain.

Big majority of disabled people support assisted dying for the terminally ill

Big majority of disabled people support assisted dying for the terminally ill

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:34

Just 8% of disabled people surveyed in a new Yougov poll for Dignity in Dying believe that disability rights groups should maintain their opposition to assisted dying.

Appeal Court declines to rule on right-to-die cases

Appeal Court declines to rule on right-to-die cases

Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:31

The Appeal Court has ruled that it has no power to grant people the right to voluntary euthanasia, and that it is a decision for parliament to make.

Vermont approves doctor-assisted suicide

Vermont approves doctor-assisted suicide

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013 13:59

The Governor of Vermont this week signed into law a new bill legalising doctor-assisted suicide. This makes it the third US state to approve such legislation.

Most Europeans favour legalising assisted dying

Most Europeans favour legalising assisted dying

Posted: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:09

The Swiss Medical Lawyers Association has conducted a Europe-wide poll to discover attitudes to assisted dying. The results show that there is widespread and strong support for legalising it.

Secularism and the assisted dying debate

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:21

The recent report on assisted dying by the Falconer Commission has caused a strong division between supporters and opponents. Research has found that the majority of the British public support assisted dying for the terminally ill.