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Assisted dying proposals debated in House of Lords

Legalising assisting dying would mean "less suffering not more deaths", a leading campaigner has said as peers debate the issue in the House of Lords.

Lord Falconer said a "limited" change was needed to the law to give the terminally ill choice on their deaths.

He insisted that the "final decision must always be made by the patient", with safeguards to prevent "abuse"

But Lord Tebbit said it would create "too much of a financial incentive for the taking of life.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 18 Jul 2014
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