Euthanasia: debate stalled?

Oct 26, 2021 by

Assisted suicide Bill fails to go to vote after over 60 Peers speak in opposition in 7-hour debate, from Right to Life:

In the House of Lords, at Second Reading, a Bill does not need to win a vote for it to progress to the next stage in the Lords, but Baroness Meacher could have divided the House in the hope of winning the vote to demonstrate support for introducing assisted suicide from the House of Lords. If she had won this division, it would have helped give additional momentum to the assisted suicide lobby’s campaign to introduce assisted suicide.

The Bill will now proceed to Committee Stage, but is unlikely to be given time in Parliament to be debated in the House of Commons and become law, given that it is not supported by the Government.

Newer items at the top:

Watch: Dr Gavin Ashenden discusses the implications of the assisted dying bill, GB News

Lack of Evidence for Assisted Suicide Bill, From The Times: Sir, As palliative medicine doctors and academics with decades of experience caring for terminally ill people, we are concerned at the paucity of evidence supporting the Meacher bill to legalise assisted suicide. [£]

The death of Britain’s dignity, by Mary Harrington, unherd: “We largely have Christianity to thank for our faltering modern belief that human life is sacred.”

Legalising Assisted Dying would be a slippery slope by Gordon Brown, From the Times [£]

Assisted suicide plans threaten ‘precious gift of life’, says Archbishop of Canterbury by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph (£)

Faith leaders in joint stand against legalisation of assisted suicide, Christian Today

Religious support for assisted dying: we must not gamble with vulnerable people’s lives in changing the law: Church of England letter to BMJ

Assisted Dying Bill speeds the Shipmanisation of British medicine, by Simon Caldwell, TCW

Euthanasia: In search of a compassionate response by Heather Tomlinson, Premier

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