Statement

Archbishops comment on the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill (No2) at Second Reading

"I welcome Parliament’s recognition of the grave risks that this bill posed to the lives of our society’s most vulnerable people. There is much excellent practice in palliative care which we need to celebrate and promote, and I hope now the debate on assisted suicide is behind us, that this will become a focus for political action." 

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Background

Questions and Answers on Assisted Suicide

On Friday 11 September 2015 the House of Commons debated on a Private Member’s Bill to legalise assisted suicide. The Bill was defeated 330-118, with over half of all elected MPs opposing it. 

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