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Former Dignitas doctor to visit Scotland

A Doctor formerly co-working with Dignitas in Switzerland will give a talk in Glasgow this week to talk about her work and why she believes legislation allowing controlled assisted dying should be enacted in other countries.

Death of right-to-die campaigner, Gordon Ross

Gordon Ross, the 67 year old disabled man from Glasgow and Right-to-Die campaigner has died in hospital in Glasgow today surrounded by his family and friends.

“The time for ‘Death with Dignity’ to be the law of the land has come”, US experts tell Scots audience

A leading expert from the United States will today address an audience in Glasgow to share her knowledge and expertise about how to effectively implement a law to allow patients with terminal or life shortening conditions to have a dignified death at a time of their choosing whilst also protecting vulnerable groups.

American expert to address Scots on how to implement effective death with dignity law

A leading expert from the United States will address a Scottish audience in November to share her knowledge and expertise about how to effectively implement a law to allow patients with terminal or life shortening conditions to have a dignified death at a time of their choosing whilst also protecting vulnerable groups.

Gordon Ross - response to Court of Session judgement

Responding to the rejection of his Judicial Review today by Lord Doherty which would have compelled the Lord Advocate to clarify the law on assisted suicide, disability campaigner, Gordon Ross, said:

Response to Stage 1 Vote Result

Following the Stage 1 vote on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, which resulted in the Bill being defeated at Stage 1 by 82 votes to 36, please see below statements from My Life, My Death, My Choice:

Assisted Suicide Bill: MSPs should not dismiss constituents' views

Campaigners in favour of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill will gather outside Holyrood this afternoon to urge MSPs to listen to the views of their constituents and allow the debate on the proposed legislation to continue when they vote on the issue this afternoon.

Court of Session to hear plea from disabled grandfather for right to die

Gordon Ross, (66) a severely disabled grandfather, currently living in a care home in Glasgow, is taking his case to the Court of Session, Parliament Square, Edinburgh at 10am on Thursday 14th May in order to clarify the legal position regarding his right to die.

Health & Sport Committee Report

Responding to the publication this morning of the Stage 1 Report on the proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill produced by the Health & Sport Committee, Sheila Duffy, spokesperson for My Life, My Death, My Choice said:

Cross-section of society urges MSPs to back Assisted Suicide legislation

A cross-section of more than 30 individuals from a variety of backgrounds including medicine, philosophy, religion and science, have urged MSPs to allow the proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill to continue through Stage 1 of the legislative process in the Scottish Parliament.

Legal experts urge MSPs to address “alarming lack of clarity in Scots law” regarding suicide

A group of distinguished Scottish legal experts from across Scotland have urged MSPs to allow the passage of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill through Stage 1 to allow MSPs to address of an “alarming lack of clarity in Scots law” regarding suicide.

“Vital” that Assisted Suicide debate allowed to run its course, say campaigners

Campaigners in favour of a change to the law on assisted suicide have called on the Health & Sport Committee to ensure the debate on the proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill is allowed to run its course, even if they have concerns over some of the detail of the Bill as it currently stands.

Voters will favour MSPs who support assisted suicide legislation

A new poll published this morning shows that the Scottish electorate are more likely to vote for MSPs who support assisted suicide legislation currently being considered at Holyrood.

Scots celebrities sign-up to support Assisted Suicide Bill

A group of well-known Scots, including authors Ian Ranking and Christopher Brookmyre and actors Elaine C Smith and Andy Gray, along with Scots Makar, Liz Lochhead, have today published a letter supporting the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill and urging MSPs to catch-up with public opinion and pass the legislation.

More than three-quarters of Scots say “important” Assisted Suicide Bill becomes law

A new poll published this morning shows that over three-quarters of the Scottish electorate believe it is important that the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill becomes law.

New video gives facts about proposed assisted suicide law

A new video (http://youtu.be/EzRh1qypTyk) has been published to provide the facts about the proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament and tackling some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings about the draft legislation.

75% respond to consultation in support of Assisted Suicide Bill

An overwhelming majority of the views submitted to MSPs support the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill according to an analysis of the responses to the Scottish Parliament Committee considering the Bill

Campaign responds to publication of Health & Sport Committee Consultation Responses

Following the publication this afternoon by the Health & Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament of the responses to their consultation on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, the campaign has issued the following statement for immediate publication.

Campaigners present petition of support for “Margo’s Law”

Representatives from ‘My Life, My Death, My Choice’, the independent campaign supporting the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill, will today present a petition totalling 2500 signatures to Patrick Harvie MSP (Member in Charge of the Bill) urging the Scottish Parliament to pass the legislation.

More than 1500 back Margo’s Bill

More than 1500 people have signed a petition pledging their support for late MSP Margo MacDonald’s Assisted Suicide Bill following the launch of an independent campaign in favour of the proposed legislation at the start of the year.

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