Being incapable of helping a loved one to die when they are at the end of their life, suffering and asking for help is undignified and wrong, and I know this having witnessed it myself at close hand.
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.
Always Look on the Bright Side of Death
As a minister of religion I have seen so much needless suffering by those who are dying and so much anguish by relatives looking on
Dignity in Dying, 181 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2JT
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The disabled movement has resisted discussing end of life care in the past. Hopefully the future will be different, empowering people #UKDHM
"Gordon Ross launches appeal over 'right to die' guidance" - BBC #Scotland bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…
This video shows how many disabled people want to be portrayed by the media in this important debate - youtube.com/watch?v=go3M4P… #UKDHM
How disabled people are portrayed in the debate on assisted dying needs to change - 86% support choice for dying people. #UKDHM
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He asked many times why his suffering was being prolonged
He could have faced the end with those he loved by his side.
My mother suffered terribly and unnecessarily at the end of her life because she did not have the choice of an assisted death
Once treatment began pain levels rose daily. I kept thinking the pain must have peaked, but it continued to increase.
support a change in the law on assisted dying for terminally ill adults
of disabled people support a change in the law on assisted dying for terminally ill adults
of religious people support a change in the law on assisted dying for terminally ill adults
I am entirely persuaded of the ethical case for giving people the right to seek assistance in dying when they have a terminal illness with symptoms that are both unbearable and unable to be alleviated by good care.
I want to give assurance to the people I love that the circumstances of their death will be 'good', to be celebrated and their final hours will be reflective of a life well lived.
I strongly believe that -with the right provisos and controls - a person should have a right to end their life with dignity if that is their wish.
We are a national campaign and membership organisation demanding greater choice and control to alleviate suffering at the end of life.
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We campaign to change the law to allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice of an assisted death.