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Open letter to Mr James Johnson, Chairman of Council, BMA

Mr James North Johnson FRCS Chairman of Council BMA BMA House Tavistock Square London WC1H 9JP 29 July 2005 Dear Mr Johnson, Re: 'Assisted Dying' and corporate governance at the BMA Further to my previous letter of 22 June 2005...
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Scottish Assisted Suicide Bill - An opportunity to show that sanctity of life trumps autonomy (triple helix - summer 2005)

When the Scottish Parliament was re-established in 1999 (having been united to the UK parliament since 1707), the Scotland Act 1998 restored responsibility for all biomedical matters north of the border except in matters relating to abortion, xenotransplantation (but not transplantation), surrogacy arrangements, human fertilisation and embryology, human genetics and...

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Going West - should Britain introduce physician-assisted suicide (triple helix - summer 2005)

‘Gone west’ is a quaint description of death - the setting sun ‘goes west’ and then sinks below the horizon and expires. The phrase may now acquire new meaning as some in Britain look to the US west coast state of Oregon and seek physician-assisted suicide (PAS) here. Lord Joffe’s 2004...

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CMF deeply regrets BMA delegates adopting neutral position on euthanasia (30/06/2005)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has expressed deep regret that the BMA has decided to reverse its previous opposition to euthanasia and physician assisted suicide and adopt a neutral position. Delegates...
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Christian doctors applaud Nurses’ stand on Euthanasia (26/04/2005)

The UK’s largest association of Christian doctors has today applauded the continuing opposition to euthanasia of the Royal College of Nursing. CMF General Secretary Peter Saunders said, ‘the country’s nurses...
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Euthanasia: end of the phoney war

The report on Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill bill was finally released on Monday. For those of us arguing that Britain is 'sleepwalking into euthanasia' the content was less concerning than it might have been, and the...
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Submission from CMF Scotland to the Scottish Parliament on Jeremy Purvis' 'Dying with Dignity' Consultation Paper (04/04/2005)

Introduction The Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) is an interdenominational organisation with more than 4,500 members. We have over 450 Doctor and 110 student members in Scotland. The membership comprises British...
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Lords report on Assisted Dying Bill

4th April 2005: The Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill (Joffe Bill) reported on 4 April. The Committee's role was to examine the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill and make recommendations to Parliament. For further information...
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Christian doctors and lawyers regret Select Committee did not unequivocally reject euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (04/04/2005)

‘Pope’s example demonstrates what real ‘death with dignity’ means The Christian Medical Fellowship and Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, Britain’s largest organisations of Christian doctors and lawyers, today regretted that the Lords’...
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Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo suffered brain damage at the age of 26 in 1990 when her heart stopped briefly because of a chemical imbalance. She died on Friday 31 March aged 41, 13 days after a feeding tube was removed at her...
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