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Hi,

I have some fantastic news to share - the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has today dropped its longstanding opposition to assisted dying.

It will now have a neutral stance, more reflective of its members’ views on the subject.
 
It is highly significant that the oldest medical college in England is no longer opposed.

It’s also significant that the number of doctors who are personally supportive has increased, while the number who oppose it on personal grounds has now fallen to less than half of those surveyed. You can read the press release on our website.
 
Why is it so significant?
 
Assisted dying laws in other countries have only ever been changed where medical bodies have taken a more balanced stance. By doing so, they are then able to engage in the detail of debate rather than hiding behind a strict policy of opposition.
 
The RCP should be applauded for taking a brave step in the face of a vociferous opposition that has tried every trick in the book to discredit and de-rail this process.

A small group of doctors with long-standing links to pro-life organisations even tried to bring a legal case against the RCP, but I’m delighted to say that their case was thrown out by the High Court this morning.

We know that opponents will already be considering how to fight back against this huge win for the campaign, that's why I wanted to ask if you could donate something today to help us prepare for our next battle?
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As always, thank you for your support.



Zach Moss
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