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Palliating the Future (triple helix - autumn 2006)

Has there ever been another parliamentary bill to rival Lord Joffe's direct challenges both to Christian morality and to the prevailing ethos of medicine? Thankfully, his Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill, which sought to legalise physician-assisted suicide, was defeated in May.[1] One of the most powerful arguments used...

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Together we stand (nucleus - summer 2006)

It was a great day in the House of Lords on 12 May when Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill was defeated by a majority of 148-100. It is comparatively rare nowadays to hold a vote at the second reading of a bill in the upper house,...

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Joffe Bill defeated - Give thanks for a successful campaign (triple helix - summer 2006)

Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill, [1] which sought to legalise physician-assisted suicide in England and Wales, was defeated at second reading in the House of Lords on Friday 12 May by a massive majority of 148-100 after an eight hour debate in which over 90 peers...

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Assisted dying - Putting Christian arguments in secular language (triple helix - spring 2006)

As Christian doctors we oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide because we believe in the sanctity of human life made in the image of God. Also we recognise that far from being helpful, assisted dying may be the greatest disservice we can offer, by propelling people forward to a judgement for...

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The Joffe Bill - It's only the beginning (triple helix - spring 2006)

Lord Joffe's revised Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill[1] has its second reading the House of Lords (debate but no vote) on Friday 12 May. The Bill has taken on only four of the Lords'Select Committee's ten recommendations[2] and seeks to enable 'an adult who has capacity and who...

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Voluntary Euthanasia Society under pressure from legal challenge from British Council of Disabled People and Others (17/03/2006)

The Voluntary Euthanasia Society (VES) found themselves under renewed pressure last night as medical organisations and disability charities launched a legal challenge to their new name: 'Dignity in Dying'. The...
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Launch of Care Not Killing

4th February 2006: Care Not Killing, a new alliance of 21 organisations formed to promote palliative care and oppose euthanasia, was launched on Tuesday 31 January. Members of the alliance include the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland, the British...
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Euthanasia – Churches' Update - 4th February 2006

Please use this information to inform pastors and fellow church members through letters, talks and in church magazines and on websites. Action points and prayer points are highlighted. You can find much more information at www.carenotkilling.org.uk. ...
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New anti-euthanasia alliance launched

31st January 2006: https://http://www.carenotkilling.org.uk/?show=143

The revised Joffe Bill - May run out of time, but we need to remain vigilant (triple helix - winter 2006)

On 9 November 2005 Lord Joffe re-introduced his Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill,[1] the third ‘assisted dying’ bill he has tabled in the House of Lords in as many years. If passed it will enable ‘an adult who has capacity and who is suffering unbearably as a result...

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