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
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@roberthenryjohn @allanandrews @JayneInnes Similar safeguards work in Oregon USA for 16 years with no cases of abuse dignityindying.org.uk/blog/as…
@roberthenryjohn @allanandrews @JayneInnes Safeguards include in the Bill we campaign for will protect vulnerable dignityindying.org.uk/assiste…
@MarkZuid Either way we know the Safeguards would protect vulnerable people as they have in Oregon USA for 16 years dignityindying.org.uk/assiste…
@MarkZuid Either they’re genuinely concerned about vulnerable people or are principally opposed and use fear to oppose change
@allanandrews Thank you Allan !
Lord Kerr recognised the weight of public opinion in favour of assisted dying in The House of Lords last week. pic.twitter.com/9LhIiYIAT7
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.
In this section we feature stories that highlight the failings of our current law. The accounts made in the personal stories section of the Dignity in Dying website reflect the views of the authors. The views of Dignity in Dying may differ.
She was broken hearted and in a living hell while she waited to die
I should be able to take that control back from this cruel disease .
‘Can they look me in the eye and tell me they are determined to ensure that I have a lingering and very unpleasant death?’
I find it extremely frustrating that currently I will not be allowed to choose the manner and timing of my death
I do not wish to be put through yet more weeks/months of painful treatments rendering my life a living hell.
We campaign to change the law to allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice of an assisted death.