Joe Collier, acting chair of Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying
(HPAD) said: "Ann helped found HPAD expressly because she herself was terminally ill and wanted others in her position to have the choice of dying with dignity.
More than half (59 per cent) said there was good care for people in the later stages of a terminal illness, yet 76 per cent were in favour of assisted dying
as long as there were safeguards in place.
The majority of the British public support an assisted dying
law and we are glad this issue has been explored in a well-loved TV programme.
We need a law on assisted dying
that is sensible, ethical and forward-thinking.
He said: "A target-obsessed NHS, managed with an eye to brisk traffic through its beds and reduction of expense, doesn't feel a very good place in which to have a reasoned and balanced discussion of assisted dying
I think the arguments for assisted dying
do not take suffi-cient account of the fantastic palliative care movement we have in this country.
Deborah Annetts, chief executive of Dignity in Dying, formerly known as the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, said: "The Government must make time in Parliament for the Assisted Dying
for the Terminally Ill Bill.
The choice they have is between secret, unregulated assisted dying
and a regulated system with the strictest safeguards in the world," she says.
Although the National Assembly does not have the power to legalise assisted dying
, Mr Thomas argued it was appropriate for Wales' national democratic forum to debate the issue.
The family say they want to show how hard it has been for them and argue that assisted dying
for terminally ill people should be allowed in the UK.
A BIRMINGHAM MP says he regrets Parliament's refusal to continue considering assisted dying
WESTMINSTER has rejected proposals to introduce assisted dying
with two North Wales MPs speaking against the change in the law.
But today MPs will debate an Assisted Dying
Bill which could allow terminally ill adults to get help to end their own lives in this country.
DEAR Editor, Archbishop Welby's views in a joint letter to MPs expressed a truism that the Assisted Dying
Bill would cross the Rubicon if passed.
The Most Reverend Justin Welby, who spent 15 years serving the Coventry Diocese, says that the new Assisted Dying
Bill, if passed, would "put at risk many more vulnerable people than it seeks to help".