Not Dead Yet UK (NDYUK) is a campaigning group of disabled people who believe that it would be a mistake to legalise Assisted Dying. Lord Falconer’s bill in the UK aims to make it legal for doctors to end the lives of those they judge to be terminally ill, if the dying individual requests this intervention. This issue affects everyone, but our experience as disabled people, informs our belief that the assisted suicide law should not be changed.
NDYUK opposes assisted suicide because:
● People can be led to perceive themselves as a burden, especially when support services are cut, and this may contribute to their decision making;