Category Archives: United Kingdom

Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?

The Charlie Gard case concerns a young British child with a very rare genetic condition that has currently left him unable to move, breathe or eat on his own. His parents wanted to take him to the United States for experimental treatment but his London doctors, believing he has suffered enough, wanted to turn off … Continue reading Lisa Blumberg: What Principles Should Govern Charlie Gard’s Case?

NDY UK Intervenes in Noel Conway Assisted Suicide Case

NDY UK’s Press Release on the July 17 court proceeding includes a powerful statement on the issues from a disability rights perspective. www.notdeadyetuk.org ********PRESS RELEASE: 16 JULY 2017 @ 14:00 ******** __________________________________ DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL PEOPLE INTERVENE TO STOP NEW ATTEMPT TO LEGALISE ASSISTED SUICIDE Lawyers acting for Not Dead Yet UK will go … Continue reading NDY UK Intervenes in Noel Conway Assisted Suicide Case

NDY UK Issues Statement on Assisted Suicide Case Brought By Man with ALS

[Editor’s Note: NDY USA was honored many years ago when Jane Campbell asked if she could start NDY UK. Our sister organization has done incredible work. Here they share their reaction to the case of Noel Conway, a man with motor neuron disease, aka ALS.] NOT DEAD YET UK STATEMENT ON MR NOEL CONWAY’S LEGAL … Continue reading NDY UK Issues Statement on Assisted Suicide Case Brought By Man with ALS

Slippery Slopes, Political Realities and Comparing British Apples with American Oranges in Assisted Suicide Debate

On Friday, July 18, the British House of Lords will be considering Lord Falconer’s bill to legalize assisted suicide yet again.  Naturally, this has resulted in a real uptick in public debate on the topic, some of which we’ll share and discuss here later. Right now, I want to focus on a strategy being used … Continue reading Slippery Slopes, Political Realities and Comparing British Apples with American Oranges in Assisted Suicide Debate

Not Dead Yet UK: “Real Disability Activists and Masquerades” by Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick OBE

  (Editor’s Note – you can read this article at the Not Dead Yet UK site – that version includes a couple of links absent here.  Click title to go to original article.  Please read to the end – I’ve added a couple of links of my own on similar issues we’ve dealt with in … Continue reading Not Dead Yet UK: “Real Disability Activists and Masquerades” by Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick OBE