Presentation on theme: "Sarah Wootton Chief Executive, Dignity in Dying. Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill will allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults to request life-ending."— Presentation transcript:
Sarah Wootton Chief Executive, Dignity in Dying
Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill will allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults to request life-ending medication from a doctor, subject to meeting strict upfront safeguards, as assessed by two doctors.
Lord Falconer as Lord Chancellor (2003-7) Lord Falconer introducing his Assisted Dying Bill (May 2013)
Lord Moynihan, co-founder of the “Voluntary Euthanasia Legalisation Society”
Debbie Purdy with her husband Omar, outside the Houses of Parliament in 2009
Lord Joffe, sponsor of the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill (2006)
Dignity in Dying’s “obituaries” campaign showed Parliament that real people were affected by our cruel law.
Clockwise from above: Rabbi Jonathan Romain Inter-Faith Leaders for Dignity in Dying Professor Ray Tallis Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying Greg Judge Disabled Activists for Dignity in Dying
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey (below left), and former Archbishop of Johannesburg, Desmond Tutu (below right), both came out in support of assisted dying in July, creating national headlines.
Jean-Luc Romero, President of the Association for the Right to Die with Dignity (ADMD) France speaking at the Dignity in Dying Annual General Meeting 2013