Tag Archives: Falconer

Leading parliamentary think tank says Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill fails public safety test

Living and Dying Well (LDW) is a public policy research organisation established in 2010 to promote clear thinking on the end-of-life debate and to explore the complexities surrounding ‘assisted dying’ and other end-of-life issues. It has just published a comprehensive report on Lord Falconer’s Assisted […]


Lord Falconer is seeking to overturn the Hippocratic Oath and change 2,400 years of history

‘I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.’ So reads the Hippocratic Oath, which until recently used to be taken by all graduating doctors. Hippocrates of Cos (c. 460 BC – c. 370 […]


Former Lord Chancellor misrepresents BMA position

  The Times today carries an article (£) promoting Lord Falconer’s new assisted suicide bill which profoundly misrepresents the British Medical Association’s position on assisted suicide. The Times initially adopted a campaigning stance in support of legalising assisted suicide with an editorial titled ‘Life and […]