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Assisted dying laws supported by House of Keys

First step before 'lengthy process'

A Private Members Bill, that would enable assisted dying for terminally ill adults on the Isle of Man, has been given overwhelming support in the House of Keys to continue its progress.

It's the first step before a lengthy consultation process which will seek to get the public's views on the matter.

Only then can laws be drafted.

'There will be no rush.'

Dr Alex Allinson, who brought the bill forward, says there's a long road ahead:

'Would this not be an option - a good death for a person under the age of 16  or 18?!'

It was, at times, a highly emotive debate - with members drawing on their personal experiences.

Some wanted to know what age would be considered 'adult' under any potential law.

Listen below to the input from Alfred Cannan, John Wannenburgh, Daphne Caine, Andrew Smith and Clare Barber:

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