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FAQ #1 | What is the difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide?
Assisted dying can take two forms: euthanasia or assisted suicide. Broadly, euthanasia describes the situation where the person who is…Read More
FAQ #2 | What is the current law?
Currently, it is not a crime to commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide, but it is a crime to…Read More
FAQ #3 | If you don’t want to have assisted suicide, why not just allow the choice for others and don’t do it yourself?
The principle of personal autonomy, or choice, is core to the functioning of a free society. Our laws that relate…Read More
FAQ #4 | Who would be eligible for euthanasia and assisted suicide under the Act?
A person is eligible for euthanasia or assisted suicide under the End of Life Choice Act 2019 if: They are…Read More
FAQ #5 | Is it possible to create a clear, immovable boundary between who should be eligible for assisted death and who is not?
The evidence suggests not. Our current laws protect all human life equally. No-one’s life is treated under law as more…Read More
FAQ #6 | Where is euthanasia and/or assisted suicide currently legal?
Of a total 252 jurisdictions worldwide, only 18 allow some combination of euthanasia and assisted suicide, with two additional jurisdictions…Read More
FAQ #7 | In places where forms of assisted dying are already legal, how many people actually choose it?
International experience shows us that after euthanasia and/or assisted suicide has become law the number of people who choose to…Read More
FAQ #8 | If we vote in favour of the End of Life Choice Act, is that going to be the end of the debate?
It is unlikely that proponents of assisted suicide will be satisfied with the End of Life Choice Act. As the…Read More
FAQ #9 | Can the End of Life Choice Act overcome the risks?
Our research has found that assisted dying legislation poses significant risks, and that no piece of legislation has been able…Read More