Euthanasia

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Peer and former Paralympian: RCP consultation on assisted suicide is ‘a travesty’

23rd Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

Baroness Grey-Thompson spoke out against the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) decision to move to a neutral position on assisted suicide before launching a consultation, warning that it was a ‘travesty of a consultation and… it risks bringing the co

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CARE shares concerns over new assisted suicide vote

17th Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

The RCP is to poll its 35,000 members and fellows next month on whether or not there should be a change in the law to permit assisted suicide. It will also ask its members whether they would personally take part in an assisted suicide.

doctor and patient

Why the Royal College of Physicians should retain their opposition to assisted suicide

17th Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is to poll its 35,000 members and fellows next month on whether or not there should be a change in the law to permit assisted suicide.

hospital patient

New BMA guidance is deeply concerning for vulnerable patients

14th Dec 2018
Rachael Adams

Controversial guidance on when to withdraw food and fluid from patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness has been published by the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) this week.

vulnerable patient with drip attached

Supreme Court rejects assisted suicide challenge

28th Nov 2018
James Mildred

An attempt by a a terminally ill man to challenge the law on assisted suicide came to an end yesterday after the Supreme Court declined to hear a second appeal.

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Dr Gordon Macdonald in the Scotsman: assisted suicide and euthanasia should not be promoted

8th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

CARE for Scotland's Parliamentary Officer Dr Gordon Macdonald writes for the Scotsman about the dangers of legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia.

The Economist features CARE article

30th Aug 2018
James Mildred

The slippery slope of assisted suicide is real, argues CARE's James Mildred in an online article for The Economist. 

BMA proposes euthanasia by stealth

24th Aug 2018
James Mildred

The British Medical Association (BMA) is proposing to allow doctors to withdraw food and fluids from patients with dementia, stroke and brain injuries, who are not even imminently dying.

Supreme Court case on withdrawal of food and fluids sets dangerous precedent

30th Jul 2018
Chris Buttenshaw

Today, the Supreme Court has delivered a judgment with profound implications for how we as a society value life.

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Euthanasia on the rise in Belgium – latest figures include three children

24th Jul 2018
Rachael Adams

In 2017 the number of euthanasia cases in Belgium increased by fourteen per cent according to an official report by the federal control and evaluation committee. Key Findings: In 2016/17 there were 4,337 deaths.

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