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A father’s desperate act to save his son…...
Posted on 26 February 2016.
A Texan man, George Pickering, has ended almost a year in prison for the desperate act of barricading himself in a hospital room for three hours in January 2015 and threatening with a gun those who wanted to enter.   https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dad-from-three-hour-armed-hospital-standoff-that-saved-his-sons-life-is-fre?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=162529f751-   This... 
Media and disabled people – Summer 2012...
Posted on 12 September 2012.
The attitude of the media towards disabled people this summer has been wildly inconsistent. On the one hand the media covered the Paralympics enthusiastically and are now talking about how this has greatly improved the public's view of disability. Research has shown that stories of people overcoming hardships have a positive effect in reducing suicides.   On... 
Deepest Sympathy...
Posted on 22 August 2012.
The Pro Life Alliance offer our deepest sympathy to the family of Tony Nicklinson, who died this morning of natural causes. Dominica Roberts, who was earlier corresponding with him by e-mail, said "although we differed about the issues, I came to care personally for Tony. He was a remarkable man."    Read More →
Tony Nicklinson case rejected...
Posted on 16 August 2012.
Although of course everyone has enormous sympathy for Tony Nicklinson's predicament, the court's decision not to allow doctors to kill patients is right.  It will be a relief for thousands of handicapped, chronically ill, or very elderly: their lives will continue to be protected by the law. The very small number of disabled who... 
Assisted suicide – the other side of the coi...
Posted on 20 June 2012.
Tony Nicklinson, who had a stroke 7 years ago and is paralysed from the neck down, is in court today asking for the law on murder to be changed so that a doctor may kill him, not immediately but when he chooses. His demands have been so one-sidedly promoted by the media, including, as usual, the supposedly unbiased BBC, that it is not surprising that... 
Born with a ‘can do’ attitude...
Posted on 30 April 2012.
16 year old Joanne O’Riordan, who was born with no arms or legs, but with a great deal of determination, has addressed the UN on the importance of technological resources for severely disabled people. The issue of poor quality of life is often cited in the debate over abortion for disability and assisted dying.  Here is a young woman who... 
Woman recovers from locked-in syndrome...
Posted on 14 March 2012.
BBC 1 Breakfast programme this morning showed Kate Allatt, who, like Tony Nicklinson, has suffered from locked-in syndrome.  For several months she was not expected to recover.  During that time, she says, she did not want to survive: but she is now healthy, active, cheerful, and enjoying life.  Not only that, but she has founded a remarkable... 
Alarming decision from the High Court...
Posted on 12 March 2012.
Tony Nicklinson wants doctors to be allowed to kill disabled people. The High Court's decision that the case can proceed is very frightening indeed for them.  However sympathetic one might be to Mr. Nicklinson, his is a very rare condition.  Hard cases do make bad law.  The media, especially the BBC, repeatedly show... 
News from Holland...
Posted on 4 March 2012.
Last month, 43 year old Prince Johan Friso, the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, was buried by an avalanche in Austria.  Prolonged oxygen deprivation has left him brain-damaged, unconscious, and believed to be unlikely to recover.  The prince has been working in London as the financial director of a company and his wife and... 
BBC Inside Out: Assisted Suicide...
Posted on 2 November 2011.
The BBC showed a segment on assisted suicide and the Commission for Assisted Dying on Monday evening (31 October) in the Inside Out West program, to which Dominica Roberts, the ProLife Alliance's chair, contributed. Dominica mentioned  that many disabled people find the campaign to allow the minority of disabled people who want an assisted... 
The life of ‘M’ is safe – Protection upheld ...
Posted on 28 September 2011.
  The ProLife Alliance welcomes today’s judgment which will protect the life of a 53 year old woman with minimal consciousness, known only as ‘M’.   In 2003 ‘M’ suffered brain damage, although she is not in what is called a “persistent vegetative state”, or PVS.  She responds to touch, can make... 
M Case: Judgment due tomorrow...
Posted on 27 September 2011.
The ProLife Alliance is waiting for the judgment on the M Case, which is due at 10 o'clock tomorrow in Court 50 at the Royal Courts of Justice.  We tried to intervene in the case, believing that our knowledge and expertise would aid the court in its decision-making.  Unfortunately the Official Solicitor, the relevant NHS Trust and family... 
Another assisted suicide court case risks the live...
Posted on 24 August 2011.
   The ProLife Alliance has expressed concern at a paralysed man’s request that the English high court should let doctors help him kill himself.   Mrs Dominica Roberts, the alliance’s chairman, said: “If the court gives in to Martin’s request, it will place many more vulnerable people at risk. The long-term... 
Minimal Consciousness case goes to court...
Posted on 19 July 2011.
Today the case of a 53 year old woman with minimal consciousness goes to court for a 10 day hearing. In 2003 ‘M’ suffered brain damage, although she is not in a persistent vegetative state. She responds to touch, can move an arm and can put her tongue in and out. Her mother, who has Alzeimers, has made an application for food and fluid to be... 
Whitewashing Assisted Dying...
Posted on 28 June 2011.
On 27th June the Daily Mail reported on the other patient who was mentioned in Terry Pratchett’s documentary ‘Choosing to Die’. Some of us wondered why the documentary didn’t show the death of the second man, Andrew Colgan. We now know why. In the programme ‘Choosing to Die’, although there were two deaths, only one was shown (that of... 
Positive Help for People with Locked in Syndrome...
Posted on 11 April 2011.
Marini McNeilly, a 57-year-old former language teacher, who suffers from locked-in syndrome, has made medical history by conducting and composing music, with the help of a computer system developed by scientists at Essex and Plymouth universities. At London’s Royal Hospital for Neurodisability (RHN), Mrs. McNeilly was already using a system called... 
Death of a Euthanasia Activist...
Posted on 6 April 2011.
A recent victim of Dignitas, the suicide provider in Zurich, was Nan Maitland, an 84 year old British woman. She and Michael Irwin, who went with her, were founders of SOARS (Society for Old Age Rational Suicide) which campaigns to allow non-terminally ill elderly people to have help in committing suicide. Liz Nichols of a similar society FATE (Friends... 
Légion d’Honneur for Mme. Maryannick Pavage...
Posted on 2 November 2010.
The ProLife Alliance heartily congratulates Mme. Maryannick Pavageau, who has been awarded France’s highest decoration, the Légion d’Honneur, for her anti-euthanasia activity. 30 years ago, at the age of 29, she had a stroke, and was in a coma for three months. She suffers from Locked-in Syndrome, and is virtually completely paralysed... 
Ray Ackary – stalwart supporter mourned by ProLi...
Posted on 7 October 2010.
The Pro Life Alliance is sorry to hear of the death, in September 2010, of Ray Ackary, just before his 83rd birthday.  He was a supporter from early days when we were a political party.  He is particularly mourned by Dominica Roberts, for whom he was not only a family friend but an immensely helpful agent in the General Election of 1997. He was... 
The ProLife Alliance praises a brave campaigner fo...
Posted on 7 October 2010.
Rowen Jade, who died aged 40 on September 2nd 2010, was born on December 1st 1969 with a very severe form of spinal muscular atrophy, and not expected to survive long. She was exactly the kind of baby that pro-euthanasia activists think should not be allowed to live.  In later life she could hardly eat, breath or move, and never weighed more than three... 
23 year old taken to Switzerland by parents to com...
Posted on 18 October 2008.
18th October 2008 – Several newspapers are reporting that a 23 year old rugby player, Dan James was taken to Swiss suicide clinic by his parents and died in the clinic, after being paralysed from the chest down during a training accident. His parents’ actions are being investigated by police. They have defended their actions by saying that... 
Mother kills cerebral palsy daughter...
Posted on 24 September 2008.
24th Sep 2008 A mother was jailed for life today after drowning her 4 year-old daughter. She was embarrased that her daughter had cerebral palsy and after failing to convince her husband to allow her to be adopted, she chose to end her daughter’s life. Although the cerebral palsy was only mild – her daughter walked with the aid of leg braces...