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Ask Peers to vote against Lord Forsyth’s assisted suicide amendment

Lord Forsyth has tabled an amendment to the Health and Care Bill which, if successful, would mean assisted suicide is legalised in England and Wales. We now expect this amendment to be debated this week or next. There's every possibility it could go to a vote. Please contact Peers and ask them to vote against Lord Forsyth's amendment.

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Ask Peers to vote against Lord Forsyth’s amendment

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The Forsyth amendment is a cynical move by a supporter of assisted suicide. Changing the law on assisted suicide via an amendment to a Government Bill is wholly wrong.

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We suggest making the following points:

  • Please ask the Peer to vote against Lord Forsythe's amendment to the Health and Care Bill - if a vote is called.
  • Say you're concerned any assisted suicide law would be open to abuse and exploitation, with no evidence 'safeguards' will definitely work.
  • Say you’re aware that within three years of Canada permitting assisted suicide in 2016, one of its key safeguards – that assisted suicide should only be permitted for those who are terminally ill and with six months or less to live - was removed and assisted suicide was opened to include people who are not terminally ill.
  • Tell them you’re concerned assisted suicide will fundamentally alter the doctor/patient relationship, introduced an element of doubt into the minds of patients and loved one’s.
  • Point out that in the UK, doctors who work closely with patients who are dying are overwhelmingly opposed to any change in the law.
  • Point out that any so called ‘right to die’ is likely to become a duty for many people who realise that their care is expensive and who feel they are a burden.

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Ross Hendry
Thank you so much for stand­ing with us. Please ask friends and fam­ily to write as well and pray with us that this dan­ger­ous Bill will not pass.
Ross Hendry Chief Executive

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