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March 27 saw an historic debate where MPs gave unanimous backing to the Director of Public Prosecutions’ policy on assisted suicide.
For the first time ever, this brings recognition that Parliament does not want a blanket approach to prosecution in cases of assisted suicide. MPs now accept that, in certain circumstances, people who compassionately assist a loved one to die at their request should not be punished.
All this was only possible with your support. The campaign was a massive success and thousands of people contacted their MPs. With your help we managed to change the minds of even the most reluctant of MPs.
If you didn't get a chance to catch the debate:
- You can read the official transcript of the debate on the Parliament website.
- Watch a recording of the debate (Above. Starts 13:54).
The DPP’s policy is the best we can hope for under the current law but it is by no means a substitute for a proper assisted dying law. We will be continuing to work hard, with you, to ensure a safeguarded assisted dying law in the UK.