The current law does not prevent or protect people having an assisted death. An assisted dying law would protect vulnerable people and be a much safer alternative.
People are travelling abroad for assistance to die, ending their own lives or receiving illegal help from doctors. Authorities turn a blind eye to these practices.
An assisted dying law would bring transparency, regulation and oversight. Two doctors and a judge would explore a person’s motivations for requesting assisted dying. They would make sure the person met all the eligibility criteria and also explain treatment options.
Research from oversees shows assisted dying laws has no negative impact on vulnerable people.