Tony Nicklinson

It Is Impossible to Justify the Continuation of Our Unjust Laws on Assisted Dying

Keir Starmer | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Politics
Keir Starmer

Parliament has the opportunity to re-balance our law in this difficult and sensitive area. Unless we revert to a position of a blanket prohibition of any assistance even for those with a voluntary, clear, settled and informed decision to end their lives, we have to recognise and accept their desire for professional help from medical practitioners rather than amateur help from loved ones.

The Commons Must Balance the Wider Risks of the Assisted Dying Bill

Sarah Wollaston | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Wollaston

People who are able to make decisions for themselves already have the right to do so in all other aspects of their healthcare. Campaigners argue that to refuse access to assisted dying is to deny our fundamental right to self determination. Parliament has a duty however, to balance the rights of the individual against the wider impact on others and to consider the unintended harms as well as the benefits.

Falconer Bill- A Step in the Right Direction

Pavan Dhaliwal | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Pavan Dhaliwal

Falconer's bill will alleviate the suffering of thousands of people nationwide by respecting their right to freedom of choice. We are clear, however, that in covering only those who are entering the last six months of their lives, this bill continues to restrict the rights of many more people who suffer just as much, but are 'merely' irrevocably ill.

Ex- Archbishop's Dramatic Change Of Heart On Assisted Dying

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has given a boost to the campaign for a change in the law on assisted suicide by announcing that terminally...

Assisted to Die or to Live?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Today the Supreme court ruled against right to die campaigners Paul Lamb and Jane Nicklinson in their latest attempt to change the current laws on assisted suicide, and I must admit I am relieved. I know that might sound heartless, and there are many voices who cry about their suffering and choice, but a recent stay in hospital made me realise that there is a wider issue behind the assisted suicide debate.

'I Do Not Want To Be A Monster': Belgian Man Dies By Euthanasia After Failed Sex Change Operation

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Belgian man who was born a woman has died by legal euthanasia after his sex change operations left him with "unbearable psychological suffering." ...

Things the Future Will Hate Us For: #1

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

We know we're on the cusp. As a species, we almost always are. But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite ex-rocker scient...

Right-To-Die Campaigners Bring Fight To Court Of Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

Right-to-die campaigners, spurred by fight of locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, are to bring the issue yet again to the courts, as his wido...

Twin Brothers Choose Euthanasia After Discovering They Were Going Blind

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Twin brothers who found out they were going blind have been euthanised by doctors in Belgium, despite not having a terminal illness or suffering from ...

Animals Deserve Good Lives - and Good Deaths

Beth Nicklinson | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Nicklinson

Animals have feelings and emotions, and they suffer from pain, disabilities and diseases just as humans do. But unlike my father, who could clearly communicate his wishes through a system of blinking his eyes, animals can't tell us (at least not in human language) that they don't feel well, are in terrible pain or even want to die. They depend on us to notice when something is wrong and to be brave enough to make the heartbreaking-but-humane decision to end their suffering when the time comes.

Jessica Elgot

Vicars And Rabbis Call For Assisted Dying To Be Legalised | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

More than 50 religious leaders have called for assisted dying to be legalised in the UK, with vicars, priests and rabbis planning to lobby parliament ...

Tony Nicklinson's Widow To Debate Legalising Assisted Suicide

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics

The widow of campaigner Tony Nicklinson is to take part in a proposal to legalise assisted suicide. Jane Nicklinson is appearing in Edinburgh with ...

Tony Nicklinson and the Ethics of Assisted Dying

Andrew Copson | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Copson

His own determined advocacy, the effective use of the media to promote his cause, and the ongoing eloquent, ethical and dignified support of his wife and daughters have guaranteed that Tony Nicklinson's death has not been the end of the public debate he reignited.

Locked-In Sufferer's Widow Calls On Campaigners To 'Carry On What Tony Started'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Tony Nicklinson's widow has said she hopes people will continue to campaign for a change in the law on assisted dying following her husband's death. ...

Lawyers Will Still Appeal For Right To Die

PA | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Lawyers representing a second locked-in syndrome sufferer - who lost his High Court action on the same day as Tony Nicklinson - announced today that t...

"He Was Gutsy, Determined And A Fighter To The End"

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Tributes have been paid to locked-in sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who died "peacefully at home" after contracting pneumonia. His daughter Laura tweete...

Locked-In Syndrome Sufferer Tony Nicklinson Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, who last week lost his legal challenge for the right to end his life with a doctor's help, died at home i...

'Living Wills' and the 'Right to Die'

Helen Gaskell | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Gaskell

The lack of a database of 'living wills' is more than merely a statistical concern. As both 'living wills' and LPAs are legally-binding documents, clinicians might find themselves treating individuals who had expressly wished not to be saved with all the complications which might ensue.

Locked-In Sufferer Loses Battle For Right To Die

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson has lost his High Court battle for the right to end his life when he chooses. Following the ruling Mr N...

Euthanasia: From the Greek εὐθανασία Meaning 'Good Death'

Sophia Moseley | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Moseley

From the day you are born, even though your shoulders are no broader than a 12" ruler, you carry a burden of responsibility of which most are unaware until they reach the other end of their life.

Why Tony Nicklinson Must Be Allowed to Die

Adam Lee-Potter | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK
Adam Lee-Potter

Tony Nicklinson is an intelligent, happily married, loving father-of-two. He also has locked-in-syndrome: an acute brain trapped in a defunct, mute bo...

Tony Nicklinson 'Condemned To Suffering And Indignity'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

Locked-in syndrome victim Tony Nicklinson is being condemned to live in a state of suffering and indignity by the current law of assisted suicide and ...

'No Happy Endings' For Locked-In Sufferer, Says Wife

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK

The wife of a man with locked-in syndrome who is fighting for his right to die at the High Court said on Tuesday there will be "no happy endings" to t...

Crossing the Rubicon: Tony Nicklinson's Assisted Suicide

Clare Johns | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Clare Johns

I knew that Tony's was the first right-to-die hearing of its kind. Whereas previous cases have clarified the law on the assisted suicide, Tony's case goes further - it represents a fundamental challenge to the law on murder. "The court", says Mr Justice Charles, who allowed Tony's case to proceed, "is being invited to cross the Rubicon."

Two Locked-In Syndrome Sufferers To Take Right To Die Pleas To High Court

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

Two locked-in syndrome sufferers who find their lives "undignified and intolerable" are to take their right-to-die pleas to the High Court on Tuesday....