Assisted Dying Bill fails to go to a vote

  • The Importance of Talking

The Second Reading debate of Baroness Meacher’s assisted suicide Bill has just ended. Following mass opposition from over 60 Peers who spoke against the Bill in the debate, Baroness Meacher has not taken her assisted suicide Bill to a vote!

Hansard report here.

Many speeches from Bishops against the bill:  Welby, Sentamu, Harries, Durham, Carlisle, Chichester and from Christian Peers, Lords Patten, Alton,  Dannat, Farmer, Curry.

The main arguments they deployed were the balance of individual will and the common good, the vulnerability of people and the slippery slope.