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Senior judge: law prevents abuse
Senior judge: law prevents abuse
Former Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption questions basis of claimed public support for assisted suicide and says current legal protections are necessary to guard against abuse
Charity Commission to quiz RCP
Charity Commission to quiz RCP
Charities regulator set to "investigate" doctors' group over "sham" assisted suicide poll
Release: Lamb renews legal bid
Release: Lamb renews legal bid
Care Not Killing is disappointed at the latest and unnecessary legal challenge to the Suicide Act by the campaigner Paul Lamb
Polling: a house of cards
Polling: a house of cards
Yet another opinion poll is unveiled on assisted suicide - riddled, once again, with euphemisms and suppositions
RCP consultation: key takeaways
RCP consultation: key takeaways
According to a specialty by specialty breakdown, the closer respondents to this year's Royal College of Physicians' consultation were to the care of dying people, the more likely they were to be opposed to assisted suicide

personal stories

Kiwis speak: the threat to us
Kiwis speak: the threat to us
Watch ordinary New Zealanders explain why a proposed assisted suicide law would pose a direct threat to them and countless people like them

'How can I stay here?'
'How can I stay here?'
An extensive consideration of euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands tells of a doctor who couldn't save her patient - from another doctor

Supreme Court CANH ruling and me
Supreme Court CANH ruling and me
Nikki Kenward, who lived with the MND-like symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, writes: 'this is not civilization but barbarity... We need more legal restraints, not fewer.'

A granddaughter reflects
A granddaughter reflects
'As someone who has seen the ugliness of a slow demise, I reject the notion that dignity can be measured by the level of pain or the speed in which the individual dies'

'Surprised to wake up'
'Surprised to wake up'
A man from Inverness, living with MS, put off his plans to have an assisted suicide in Switzerland when he was made aware of support available

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  • Former Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption says the law against #assistedsuicide is necessary 'in order to prevent… https://t.co/4aWFot6JdT
  • Quoting judge Lord Sumption 'there is a diversity of opinion about the degree of risk involved in relaxing or quali… https://t.co/aOTyKBUJWu
  • Justice Minister Lord Keen of Elie today: 'The High Court found that Parliament’s decision not to change the curre… https://t.co/qoFUr8dIht
  • 84.3% of palliative medicine respondents to this year's RCP survey declared opposition to #assistedsuicide (with su… https://t.co/9aGH4Bx0og
  • RT @SundayTimesScot: A campaign group has accused the BBC of breaching impartiality rules in its coverage of the debate on assisted suicide…

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