In our first year of operation, we played a major role in seeing Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill defeated...
Care Not Killing formally launched on 31st January 2006 as a broad-based coalition bringing together professional organisations, care organisations, human rights groups and faith groups. One year on, we now have 45 member organisations (18 core and 27 associate) and have established ourselves as a major player in end of life debates.
In our first year of operation, we played a major role in seeing Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill defeated by a 148-100 majority in the House of Lords on 12th May 2006. In addition we played a key part in persuading the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians to revert from their previously neutral position to again take up opposition to the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Specific 2006 achievements:
2007 sees us continuing to campaign, promoting palliative care and working to ensure that there is no further change in the law to allow euthanasia in the life of the current parliament. Why not join us by becoming a member?
Care Not Killing steering group