Thank you. I'm blown away by your generosity.
I've got some important news about my case.
Thank you for your support so far, it has really helped me stay positive and focused on our campaign for change. But I have just found out from my lawyers that two of the three judges at my first hearing did not think my case should get permission to proceed. I’m very disappointed and disagree with this judgment. I will not be deterred and, with your support, will be appealing this decision. The fight for choice at the end of life must continue.
My legal team have already put many hours of work in building the evidence for my case, your pledges have been vital in supporting that work and will now continue to help to support my appeal.
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An anonymous donor has generously offered to double every donation raised for a limited time...it would be amazing to see how much we can raise!
Anything you give will be used to fund the costs of the legal challenge to change the law on assisted dying - this could be our best chance ever to change the law.
Why is this case so important?
If my case is successful and the courts agree that the blanket ban on assisted dying contravenes my right to a private life they would make a declaration that the current law on assisted dying is incompatible with Human Rights law.
Depending on the detail of the judgment, it would require Parliament to give detailed consideration to how the law could be changed on assisted dying to bring it into line with human rights law.
A declaration by the Canadian Supreme Court following a similar case (Carter v. Canada) was the key driver of law change in Canada. As a result of the Supreme Court’s judgment in February 2015, the new Canadian government introduced assisted dying legislation in June 2016.