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Assisted Suicide

Ask Peers to speak and vote against the Assisted Dying Bill

On 22 October, Members of the House of Lords (Peers) will debate and possibly vote on the Assisted Dying Bill at Second Reading. The Bill aims to legalise assisted suicide in England and Wales for terminally ill adults with six months or less left to live.

UPDATE: the Bill has passed unopposed at Second Reading. This is entirely normal for Bills in the House of Lords at Second Reading. A large number of Peers spoke against the Bill so thank you to all of you who emailed Peers. You can read highlights from the debate on our website.

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Contact Peers about the Assisted Dying Bill

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On Friday 22 October, Members of the House of Lords will debate the Assisted Dying Bill. Please stand with and ask Peers to speak and vote against this dangerous proposal.

Your action means is better informed and aware of the important issues surrounding this bill.

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We've selected Lord Greenway as best person to write to right now.

Use the talking points below to craft an email to Lord Greenway

The points below are a guide to help you respond effectively. Please fill in your message in the space below and when you're happy with it, fill in your details and hit send.

We suggest making the following points:

  • Please ask the Peer to speak and vote against Baroness Meacher's Assisted Dying Bill when it comes for a Second Reading.
  • Point out that there are serious public safety concerns about the proposed legislation, with no proof the so called ‘safeguards’ in the Bill will even work.
  • Say that in Oregon, the most recent data shows that 53% of those choosing an assisted suicide did so because of fears of being a burden. The same would happen here.
  • 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 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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James Mildred
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.
James Mildred Chief Communications Officer

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