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Edited by lonepaul2441: 7/12/2014 6:06:19 PM

Church of England backs Assisted dying.

[quote]The Church of England (CofE) has called for an inquiry into assisted dying. It follows a U-turn by former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, who said he would back legislation to allow the terminally ill in England and Wales get help to end their lives. The current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says the Assisted Dying Bill is "mistaken and dangerous". But the Church said an inquiry would include expert opinion and carefully assess the arguments. Speaking on behalf of the CofE, the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome, said a Royal Commission would allow the "important issue" to be discussed at length. He said the bill should be withdrawn to allow the inquiry to take place - a call which was immediately rejected by Lord Falconer, the Labour peer who tabled it. Some 110 peers are already listed to speak when the House of Lords debates the private members bill on Friday.[/quote] About time, I think this should be something every country on earth backs. Why do we put down animals when they are in pain, yet we allow humans to suffer until death? Putting an Animal down is the "Humane" thing to do yet its not "Humane" to let a human die. If I am of sound mind with a terminal illness, might have 1 month to live or paralysed, why should I have to live my life in embarrassment and be helped going to the toilet? Why can't I just move on? (Depends completely on the person of course).

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