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Washington PAS stats up again
Washington PAS stats up again
Lord Falconer and Rob Marris invite the UK to follow Oregon. Washington State did (to the letter) and their latest, 2014, figures are up again
Assisted Dying Bill published
Assisted Dying Bill published
Almost seven weeks after it was announced, and barely seven weeks until MPs - many of whom are now on holiday - debate it, the Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill is finally published
ECtHR: legal bid 'inadmissible'
ECtHR: legal bid 'inadmissible'
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has found the latest Nicklinson/Lamb legal challenge to be 'manifestly ill-founded and declared it inadmissible'
Parliamentary Lobby Day
Parliamentary Lobby Day
Disabled people descended on Westminster in droves this week to lobby MPs on Rob Marris's Assisted Dying (No 2) Bill
Hospice: BBC drama's poor opinion
Hospice: BBC drama's poor opinion
Hospice UK's Jonathan Ellis questions the repeated dismissal of hospice care in television dramas - and the impact this has on popular opinion

personal stories

MND & hospice: did you know?
MND & hospice: did you know?
Hospice care is most often associated with illnesses like cancer, but a series of personal accounts published to mark MND Awareness Month show their potential goes much further

MSP speaks up for disabled people
MSP speaks up for disabled people
The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill 'would reinforce the concept that my life and those of others with life-shortening conditions are not worth living and are not of the same value'

Defying the endgame
Defying the endgame
'The boy who once had 24 hours to live was defying the odds' - thanks to an inspiring visitor

Death With Dignity?
Death With Dignity?
'living through a similar situation in all its grim reality has convinced me that assisted suicide is not the answer'

When the call comes
When the call comes
Author Charles Lambert on putting his life on hold for a year to care for his dying mother

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