As Liberal Democrats, we believe that every adult has the right to end their own life on their own terms, with or without assistance, and to access information to help them to do so.
There is no more fundamental expression of individual freedom that the right to make choices about our own bodies. When debilitating illness, degenerative disease, or some other ailment make our lives unbearable, we should be free to choose the time and manner of our deaths. We should be able to escape pain, suffering and indignity, and to die painlessly and peacefully, as modern medical technology permits.
The Liberal Democrats are committed to legalising euthanasia, and allowing those who chose to do so to die with dignity. We support the introduction of legislation to that end, always allowing that it must contain provisions to ensure that consent is freely given and confirmed.