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New debate on assisted dying may be closer

MHK prompted Tynwald debate on subject in 2020

The impetus for the Isle of Man to introduce legislation for assisted dying may increase if Covid-19 travel restrictions are eased.

That's the view of the Ramsey MHK who prompted a Tynwald debate on the subject in January 2020.

Last week Jersey - following a landmark decision by the Jersey States Assembly - voted to approve the principle.

Dr Alex Allinson says easier travel would enable a fully informed discussion on what is, for many, a very difficult subject:

Meanwhile one person who's in favour of assisted dying is Millie Blenkinsop-French.

She's twice petitioned Tynwald on the matter - once in 2014 and then again in 2019.

She told Manx Radio recent events have strengthened her position and the sooner such legislation is brought in the better:


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