1,700 doctors oppose assisted suicide law change in letter to Health SecretaryAssisted Suicide
Nearly 1,700 doctors have written to the Health Secretary Sajid Javid to oppose the Assisted Dying Bill which is due to have its Second Reading debate in the House of Lords on Friday (22 October).
The doctors have said they will refuse to help patients take their own lives.
In the letter, 1,689 doctors said:
On 22 October, Peers will debate the Assisted Dying Bill at Second Reading. Ordinarily, Bills at second reading in the Lords go through 'on the nod' which means there's no vote.
However, there are exceptions to this and it remains to be seen what happens on Friday.