Death by Appointment: a rational guide to the assisted suicide debate

This post relates to an upcoming, online event which will add crucial input to our understanding of the whole assisted suicide (euthanasia) subject, and we shall be blessed with the contribution of many healthcare and other professionals. The rest of the text on this page is lifted off the Eventbrite page, which is linked below.


Monday, the 12th of July, 2021, 19:30 – 21:00 BST

“The National Board of Catholic Women in conversation with Baroness Finlay and Robert Preston on the topic of ‘assisted suicide’, supported by the Department of Social Justice, Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

“Opening remarks by Bishop John Sherrington, lead bishop on life issues at the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Followed by presentations from Baroness Ilora Finlay and Robert Preston, who extensive experience of the debate on this complex and sensitive subject. They make clear at the outside that in their view the case being made for changing the law to legalise physician-assisted suicide does not stack up. From law, to clinical practice, social attitudes, end of life care, public safety and the experience of those jurisdictions, they carefully lay out their evidence in a manner that recognises and respects that others may see the matter differently. That’s something of a rarity in this emotionally-charged area of discussion.

“Join us for what they call ‘a rational guide to the assisted suicide debate’ and become informed about this pressing issue, as it is currently being debated in the House of Lords this year.”