Tag Archives: United Kingdom

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

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

UK: Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Appeal Dismissed By Court

From www.politics.co.uk: Supreme court judges have dismissed a bid to effectively make euthanasia legal in the UK, after months of deliberating behind the scenes. A majority of the panel of nine judges upheld the decision of the high court that existing laws preventing doctors from assisting with suicides do not infringe the rights to privacy … Continue reading UK: Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Appeal Dismissed By Court

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

Op-Ed: “Assisted suicide: a chilling prospect for disabled people” by Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson is well-known in the UK and to those who follow the paralympics.  Some of her biography is excerpted from the wikipedia entry on her below, for the benefit of readers outside of the UK who don’t follow athletic competitions: Dame Carys Davina “Tanni” Grey-Thompson,[2] Baroness Grey-Thompson, DBE (born 26 July 1969) is a … Continue reading Op-Ed: “Assisted suicide: a chilling prospect for disabled people” by Tanni Grey-Thompson