One Briton travels to Dignitas in Switzerland each fortnight to end his or her life. For every person who makes that journey, another 10 terminally ill people take their lives in this country.
Would you like to see assisted dying made legal in Britain, as it is in Switzerland?
A coalition of 80 well-known figures has today urged political leaders to commit to the completion of Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill after the next general election. If passed, the legislation would make it legal for doctors in Britain to give patients medicine that would kill them.
Supporters of the bill believe it would reduce unnecessary suffering among people close to the end of their lives.
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Those who oppose the legislation fear that vulnerable people could feel pressured into ending their lives prematurely.
Which side do you come down on? Let…