Clearly this is an emotive issue. So it is good news that MPs have debated proposals calling for an independent inquiry into the UK’s prohibitive law on assisted dying.
Humanists UK welcomed the Commons debate, briefing members of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (APPHG) ahead of the debate.
The current law has created a two-tier system within the UK and denied compassion to those unable to afford the costs of travelling abroad to die.
MPs haven’t considered this issue for around five years and there is now more evidence available given that several progressive countries have changed their laws.
More details on the Humanists UK campaign on assisted dying HERE