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
020 7479 7730
@JmJohnpj @LeeMartin4947 @JohnSwinney @ScotParl sample was 5,000. Largest ever conducted on assisted dying
@LeeMartin4947 @JmJohnpj @JohnSwinney @ScotParl recent Populus polling showed 83% support: populus.co.uk/wp-content/upl…
MSPs have voted against Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. Our full statement: bit.ly/1KoUJI2 pic.twitter.com/3gtY5gYe4F
MSPs have voted against Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. Our statement to follow shortly.
Compelling closing speech by @patrickharvie for MSP's to allow Bill through to Stage 2.
Patrick Harvie says passing this bill is not an alternative to allowing people to live full and independent lives for as long as possible.
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 adults in England and Wales support the proposals in Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill
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.
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We campaign to change the law to allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice of an assisted death.