The Second Reading debate of Baroness Meacher’s assisted suicide Bill ends without a vote

Oct 22, 2021 by

Following mass opposition from over 60 Peers who spoke against the Bill in the debate, Baroness Meacher has not taken her assisted suicide Bill to a vote!

Hansard report here.

Many speeches were made by Bishops against the bill:  Welby, Sentamu, Harries, Durham, Carlisle, Chichester and by Christian Peers, Lords Patten, Alton,  Dannat, Farmer, Curry.

The main arguments they deployed were the balance of individual will and the common good, the vulnerability of people and the slippery slope.

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

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