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Activists push 'all-or-nothing' advance decisions
Activists push 'all-or-nothing' advance decisions
Assisted suicide advocates who've said their approach would 'save money in the long-term' are promoting 'all-or-nothing' advance decisions in the context of coronavirus, with little encouragement 'to consider the likely benefits and burdens of different treatments.'
Pushback against 'shocking' blanket DNACPRs
Pushback against 'shocking' blanket DNACPRs
Senior healthcare professionals and rights campaigners denounce inappropriate and even 'discriminatory' misapplications of an ordinarily valuable clinical tool, as the country grapples with Covid-19.
Justice Secretary confirms: no Government review
Justice Secretary confirms: no Government review
Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland renews commitment given to Care Not Killing, reiterating that the law on assisted suicide is a matter for Parliament, not Government policy or the courts.
Denying conscience – the Canadian experiment
Denying conscience – the Canadian experiment
Recent reports from Canada reveal a worrying trend of doctors being pressurised and bullied into participating in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD, the Canadian euthanasia programme).
RCP clarifies: it does not support PAS law change
RCP clarifies: it does not support PAS law change
CNK welcomes an 'extensive and unusually frank statement from the UK's oldest medical organisation' which 'rightly puts a sword to the lie that the RCP supports a change in the law - it does not.'

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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  • RT @DREDF: To quote Marilyn Golden of @DREDF, “If assisted suicide is legal, some people’s lives will be ended without their consent, throu…

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