11/09/2015

MPs Debate Assisted Dying Bill

MPs will today, Friday, debate a Private Members Bill on assisted dying, which seeks to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to choose to be provided with medically supervised assistance to end their own life.

Under the Bill a person with six-months or less to live, could be given a lethal dose of drugs, which they would have to be able to take themselves. Two doctors and a High Court judge would also have to approve each case.

The Bill has been sponsored by Rob Marris. The debate can be watched live on Parliament TV.

(MH/CD)

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