Jo Cartwright of Dignity in Dying

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Jo Cartwright of Dignity in Dying
18th July 2014

The Assisted Dying Bill is set to receive its second reading in the House of Lords today. 

The proposal would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live. The bill, tabled by former Labour Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, will be decided by a free vote in Parliament. 

The topic has been heavily debated, with opinion polls suggestion the majority of the British public are in favour of introducing the law.

However, prime minister, David Cameron, has said he is "not convinced" by the bill and has spoken of his concern that if passed, “people might be being pushed into things that they don’t actually want for themselves.” 

Jo Cartwright, from Dignity in Dying, spoke to London Live this morning outside Parliament. She explained the role Dignity in Dying have played in taking the campaign to this point and why they are convinced assisted death will work in the UK. 

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