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Sunday Times, 9 February 2020
Sunday Times, 9 February 2020
As the BMA consultation gets under way, and following efforts in Parliament to push for a weakening of the law, CNK's CEO, Gordon Macdonald, writes in the Sunday Times.
BMA consults on euthanasia & assisted suicide
BMA consults on euthanasia & assisted suicide
The BMA defines 'physician-assisted dying' as covering both assisted suicide and euthanasia. What would neutrality really mean, and why should members remain opposed?
Doctors write in The Times, 6 February 2020
Doctors write in The Times, 6 February 2020
Dozens of doctors, many leaders in their respective fields, co-sign a letter to The Times hope that 'assisted dying will not become a medical intervention in the UK', published on the day the BMA's consultation on the matter commences.
CNK welcomes Court of Appeal decision
CNK welcomes Court of Appeal decision
Care Not Killing welcomes today's rejection of an unnecessary legal challenge to the UK's assisted suicide laws by the assisted suicide campaigner Phil Newby.
CNK responds to latest call for E&AS inquiry
CNK responds to latest call for E&AS inquiry
Care Not Killing has responded to the latest call for an inquiry into assisted suicide and euthanasia made in today's Sunday Express by saying it not necessary or wanted.

personal stories

Euthanasia in Belgium - a son's story
Euthanasia in Belgium - a son's story
Godelieva De Troyer had been suffering from chronic depression for twenty years when she was euthanised, her family unaware, by the doctor who co-chairs the federal euthanasia regulator and who co-founded an organisation De Troyer had just given money to.

Assisted suicide law 'would make me feel a burden'
Assisted suicide law 'would make me feel a burden'
Mark Blackwell, living with Parkinson's disease and the after-effects of a severe stroke, explains why he fears legalised assisted suicide

'Nobody said: "Why do you want to die?"'
'Nobody said: "Why do you want to die?"'
Disability activist describes 'the thing that solidified for me that we actually can't safely put in place in this country assisted suicide legislation', as Western Australia mulls euthanasia

'So grateful there wasn't a change in the law'
'So grateful there wasn't a change in the law'
CNK Board member Nola Leach speaks on Radio 4 about her husband's death after three years living with 'brutal' Alzheimer's

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

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