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Care Not Killing

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 22 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7284
  1. Jane Cassidy, freelance journalist
  1. janecassi2{at}

Who are they?

Care Not Killing is an alliance of around 50 groups, including faith based and pro-life organisations, opposed to legalising euthanasia or physician assisted suicide. Its campaign director, Peter Saunders, is a former surgeon and chief executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship.

Members include the Association for Palliative Medicine, the UK Disabled People’s Council, the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR), the Christian Medical Fellowship, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the Church of England, and the Medical Ethics Alliance.

Most recently it fought against the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill, which was heavily defeated in the Scottish parliament in December (BMJ 2010;341:c6986 doi:10.1136/bmj.c6986). Its postcard campaign was condemned as “unworthy and cheap” and “a catalogue of …

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