Killick Millard

Killick Millard

Charles Killick Millard (1870–1952) was a British doctor who in 1935 founded the Voluntary Euthanasia Legalisation Society, a movement that campaigned for the legalisation of euthanasia in Great Britain.

According to Ian Dowbiggin: [cite journal | author = Ian Dowbiggin | title = "A Prey on Normal People": C. Killick Millard and the Euthanasia Movement in Great Britain 1930–1955 | journal = Journal of Contemporary History | volume = 36 | issue = 1 | year = 2001 | pages = 59–85]

:although the VELS tried to convince the public that it sought the legalization of only mercy-killing with consent, there was a tendency within the VELS to obscure the distinctions between voluntary and involuntary euthanasia. There is even some evidence of VELS sympathy for nazi euthanasia. At the same time, VELS members also tended to be involved in the eugenics, birth control and public health movements or belong to liberal religious groups like the Unitarians, or they were physicians radicalized by the experience of watching patients die in protracted agony.

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* [http://www.dignityindying.org.uk Dignity in Dying (UK)]


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