We campaign to change the law to allow the choice of an assisted death for terminally ill, mentally competent adults, within upfront safeguards. You can help us make that change happen.

Under our current law, some dying people are forced to suffer against their wishes. If we can change the law no more people will die, but fewer will suffer. Change the law - take action.

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Sir Patrick Stewart

We have no control over how we arrive in the world, but at the end of life we should have legal control over how we leave it.
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Tracy Snelling

Nothing in my worst nightmares could have prepared me for Tracy’s death
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Sir Terry Pratchett

I think it's time we learned to be as good at dying as we are at living.
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Efstratia Tuson

My mother suffered terribly and unnecessarily at the end of her life because she did not have the choice of an assisted death
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Kim Cattrall

A law to allow assisted dying would protect dying people from the awful situations they currently face if they want some control over their death.
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Steve King

He could have faced the end with those he loved by his side.
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Assisted Dying Bill

Lord Falconers Assisted Dying Bill was tabled in the House of Lords in June and received its Second Reading on Friday 18 July 2014. Read more.

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20 Jan

Like the majority of the British public, the House of Lords have put their support behind the Assisted Dying Bill

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill secured a landmark victory on Friday, as it returned to the House of Lords for its second day of Committee Stage. The mornin...

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16 Jan

First vote on assisted dying in House of Lords since 2006 shows clear majority of peers now supporting change

60% of peers reject wrecking amendment Today saw a significant victory for the assisted dying campaign in the House of Lords as nearly two thirds of peers voted...

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29 Dec

Assisted dying campaigner, Debbie Purdy has died aged 51 (4th May 1963 – 23rd December 2014)

Dignity in Dying expresses sadness at the loss of a valued campaigner and friend Debbie Purdy, the campaigner who won greater clarity on how the law is applied...

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29 Dec

Pressure on Parliament to change assisted dying law in 2015

70 campaigners, including those affected by our current law, politicians, and senior healthcare professionals have today called on the next Government to change...

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