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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.

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Assisted Dying Bill

The Assisted Dying Bill is a specific, focused piece of legislation based on a recognition – repeatedly expressed by the courts – that the issue is one for Parliament to address. 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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28 May

Palliative Care Vs Assisted Dying: We All Lose In The End

Yesterday the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill was voted down by MSPs, despite the clear support for a change in the law among the people of Scotland and, indee...

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27 May

Assisted Suicide Bill in Scotland not allowed to progress through Parliament

Bill defeated by 82 votes to 36 The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill has been voted out by MSPs at its Stage 1 debate in the Scottish Parliament. The Bill, brou...

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26 May

Dignity in Dying responds to the death of Jeffrey Spector

Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying, said: “No one should be forced to travel abroad to have the death that they want, yet sadly one Briton a for...

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30 Apr

Dignity in Dying welcomes free vote for MSPs as Scottish Parliament reports on Patrick Harvie’s Bill

The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee has released its report on Patrick Harvie’s Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. In contrast to previous legisla...

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