Category: Euthanasia

Sep 12

Assisted Dying – how your MP voted

The unholy cause of euthanasia was dealt a blow yesterday as MPs voted three to one against the Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Commons.  Here is the Hansard record of the debate. The text of the Bill is here on the Parliament website.  It is – or was  – a Private Member’s Bill, introduced …

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Sep 09

Submission to NICE on ‘dying’

We have sent our submission to NICE on their ‘Care of the dying adult: draft guideline consultation’ which closed today (9th September 2015). We were highly critical of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), and remain critical of any ‘pathway’ to death. We are disappointed that on page 150 of the NICE draft guideline, it says: …

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Aug 05

Who’s best for Labour?

Christian Voice has put together a video considering the voting records of the contenders for the Labour Party leadership. We hope this will help Christians in the Labour Party as they pray for the outcome and vote for the candidates. Jeremy Corbyn has been in the House of Commons the longest, since 1983.  Yvette Cooper entered …

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Aug 03

Doctor slams NICE end-of-life guidelines

A leading doctor has slammed new guidelines prepared to replace the much-criticised Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP). Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Dr Patrick Pullcino, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Kent, says the draft guidelines prepared by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are even worse than the LCP. Christian Voice reported on the NICE guidelines …

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Jul 29

Liverpool Care Pathway put to sleep

A controversial method of hastening death for terminally-ill patients has been scrapped, reports the BBC. The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), developed by Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the Marie Curie cancer charity, involved the withdrawal of medication, food and fluids.  Patients were sedated, starved and dehydrated to death. In October 2012 figures released under the Freedom …

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Jul 15

End of the Road for Pathway of Death?

The much-criticised Liverpool Care Pathway looks to have  come to the end of the road. An independent committee has recommended its closure in a report to the Government published today. The government has ordered hospitals to carry out immediate reviews of their practices and announced that the Liverpool Care Pathway will be phased out. Developed …

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Jan 09

BBC3 Suicide Comedy Row

An MP has criticised the BBC for planning to air a situation comedy which treats assisted suicide as a “matter of fun”, reports the Sunday Express. ‘Way To Go’ has three young men building a machine that can kill people. They offer their services for money to those who wish to end their lives.  The …

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