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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.

Advance decisions

If you would like to enquire about an Advance Decision (formerly Living Wills) our sister charity will be able to help. Read more.

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27 Nov

Dignity in Dying responds to Royal College of Physicians survey on assisted dying

The RCP is still behind the public on this issue, but they are catching up. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) have re-affirmed their opposition to assisted...

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27 Nov

Sir Graeme Catto responds to BMA assisted dying project

Sir Graeme Catto (Chair of Dignity in Dying and former president of the General Medical Council) has responded to yesterday’s announcement that the British Medi...

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13 Nov

Top doctor backs Assisted Dying Bill

Following the committee stage of the Assisted Dying Bill, the Deputy Chair of British Medical Association (BMA) spoke to the Observer about his belief that the...

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7 Nov

Breakthrough in assisted dying debate

Vote in the House of Lords sees unanimous support for judicial oversight of assisted dying We have moved a significant step closer to a change in the law. React...

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