PM will not back weaker assisted suicide laws

Oct 12, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute:

Boris Johnson will not back an attempt to remove end-of-life protections for vulnerable people, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The newspaper reported that the Prime Minister came to his decision over the summer after reviewing detailed arguments.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid is also understood to oppose changing the assisted suicide law.

‘No change’

Baroness Meacher’s so-called Assisted Dying Bill is set to be debated later this month in the House of Lords.

It seeks to enable those deemed to have less than six months to live to get help to kill themselves.

But a government spokesman has told The Daily Telegraph: “Parliament has debated this issue on several occasions and as things stand the will of Parliament is that there should be no change to the law.”

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