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NOEL CONWAY TO TAKE CALL FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE TO THE SUPREME COURT

Following Not Dead Yet UK’s successful intervention in Mr Conway’s attempts to change the law on Assisted Suicide last year we were saddened but not surprised that he is to take his case further.

We will be seeking permission to intervene again as our position on Assisted Suicide has not changed. We maintain the legalisation of Assisted Suicide would be a dangerous and possibly fatal move for all disabled people in the U.K. While we understand and empathise with Mr Conway’s attempts to mitigate any future suffering we believe that current suicide law is essential to protect disabled and non-disabled people alike in death. To change the law for one section of society would negatively effect the relationship between society and disability, suicide prevention and palliative care as well as the relationship between doctors and their patients.

Not one organisation run by and for disabled people supports attempts to change the law.

More news as it develops.

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  • Bob Harper
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    Does your organisation support the actions of those who placed coffins outside the courthouse at Neil Conway’s hearing and created a mock graveyard?

    • NotDeadYetUK
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      Thank you for your question, Bob.

      In a word – no. That had nothing to do with NDYUK. The group we believe is responsible used our media without our permission. We have contacted all groups involved and explained that we do not and will not support active demonstration outside court cases that involve ill or dying individuals. Unfortunately we cannot stop anyone from protesting peacefully but we have asked that in the future some sensitivity be shown and stated that our media is not to be used under any circumstances.

      We reserve the right to protest during relevant Parliamentary sessions but we will never be involved with individual cases.

      Regards,

      Juliet Marlow
      Not Dead Yet UK

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