The Law

'If it ain't broken, don't fix it,' goes the well-known adage. Is our current law on assisted suicide working effectively? How well are assisted suicide and euthanasia laws working other countries? Are the safeguards enshrined in law, enough to protect the vulnerable?

Below are numerous reports examining in detail the data from at home and abroad concerning the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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Parliament should not license assistance with suicide – it is neither necessary nor safe to do so.

Rob Marris MP’s Assisted Dying No. 2 Bill would license physician-assisted suicide in ....

Should Parliament license assistance with suicide?

An analysis of proposals currently before Parliament. There are currently two Private Member bills ....

Rob Marris MP’s Assisted Dying No.2 Bill.

The House of Commons in now in recess until 7 September.  Just four days later Rob Marris ....

Scotland rejects assisted suicide for a second time.

MSPs reject Patrick Harvey’s Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. On 27 May 2015 MSPs voted to ....

Scottish Parliament rejects assisted suicide bill.

MSPs reject Patrick Harvie’s Assisted Suicide Bill by 82 votes to 36 On 27 May 2015 The ....

Scotland Assisted Suicide Bill contains significant flaws, says committee

Holyrood’s committee examining Patrick Harvie’s Assisted Suicide Bill is not persuaded ....

Welsh Assembly rejects support for Lord Falconer’s Bill.

In a debate on 10 December the Assembly of Wales in Cardiff debated and rejected a Motion to ....

Royal College of Physicians reaffirms opposition to assisted suicide.

Following a consultation of its membership the RCP has reaffirmed its opposition to assisted ....

‘A Hidden Problem’: Research that raises more questions than it answers.

Deaths from physician-assisted suicide among terminally ill people in Oregon have been rising ....

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