The Assisted Dying Bill
The Assisted Dying Bill is to be debated in the House of Commons on Friday 11th September. Through the Roof has issued a full briefing on this matter (follow this link to read that briefing, but we also recommend that people read the statement issued by the Church of England’s national adviser on medical ethics: follow this link to read the statement. Any relaxation of the prohibition on ending life prematurely would make disabled people in this country feel very vulnerable, especially as they are already subject to pressure to refuse resuscitation in circumstances where other people would not (follow this link to change.org for more information on that). Fiona Bruce MP states that most MPs are undecided on this and will be swayed by their constituents’ views. Through the Roof would therefore encourage you to write to your MP (find their contact details by following this link to www.writetothem.com) and urge them to vote against this piece of legislation.