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Assisted suicide law under discussion this week

 

Rushen MHK Juan Watterson will ask for political backing to introduce new laws decriminalising assisted suicide this week.

 

In the House of Keys on Tuesday, he’ll ask MHKs for leave to introduce new laws to allow assisted dying.

 

It’s after a petition for redress of grievance was handed to Tywnald by Millie Blenkinsop-French last July asking for the law to be changed.

 

The last attempt to introduce similar legislation was more than a decade ago, when former MHKs John Rimmington and Quintin Gill tried unsuccessfully to persuade politicians to change the law.

 

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