Dignity in Dying urge MPs to follow Sir Vince’s example and listen to dying people

Posted On: 
19th July 2019

The UK must provide choice and control to dying people. says Dignity in Dying. 

Responding to Sir Vince Cable’s article, Tom Davies, Director of Campaigns and Communications at Dignity in Dying said:

“Sir Vince Cable is right: it is high time that Parliament acted to change our outdated, broken laws on assisted dying. The British public has long supported a change in the law, and MPs are catching up with their constituents. A recent debate in the House of Commons was testament to this, where a majority of speeches were supportive of law change and many MPs shared the heart-wrenching experiences of loving families who have suffered under the current law.

“We urge MPs to follow Sir Vince’s example and truly listen to dying people and their families. Their stories prove that the law is not working and that MPs have a duty to act. There is no reason why Parliament cannot follow in the footsteps of law-makers in the US, Australia and Canada and develop safe, evidence-based laws that provide choice and control to dying people while offering greater protection to the rest of society.”