The campaign to gain legal recognition for some form of assisted dying has been a long one. While there is strong popular support for the right to choose, the majority of professionals involved in palliative and end of life care have consistently, along with disability and human rights groups, argued against it, and the courts have so far always ruled against it. The AHPCC has likewise consistently argued for excellence in End of Life Care being a preferred alternative to actively ending life.
While some of the articles here go back several years, the arguments and rationale remain relevant.
Law & Religion UK (2015). Church Statement on the Assisted Suicide Bill
Bishops letter (2015) On the Assisted Dying Bill.
Church of England (2014) Assisted dying bill – briefing.
Christopher Jones (2014) Assisted suicide “reflections from the Front”
Judy Davies (2013) If we change the law – what follows?
Help the Hospices (2011) Submission to the Commission on Assisted Dying.
AHPCC (2003) Statement on Assisted Dying.