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The question of whether to allow someone to end their life the way they choose was, for a long time, a hypothetical one. Here in the UK, it has now become very real, as the Assisted Dying Bill just had its second reading in the House of Lords. Those in favour argue movingly that a change in the law is a progressive and compassionate step. Those against say that the risks of abuse are just too high. Is it possible to design legislation that reduces that risk enough as to be deemed safe? Is the medical establishment ready for the change should it come?
editor and invited experts
Co-founder and Editor
British life peer, former social worker, and sponsor of the Assisted Dying Bill
Dr Catherine Forest
physician and medical director, California
MP for the Northern Metropolitan Region and Leader of the Reason Party, Australia
Bishop of Durham
Chair, My Death My Decision Campaign