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Right-to-die: election candidates should give their views

A group campaigning for a right-to-die law in the Island says candidates standing in September's general election should declare whether they are for or against voluntary euthanasia.

The newly-formed Island branch of Dignity in Dying says it's an important matter of conscience - and those seeking election to the Keys should make clear their stance on assisted dying.

The secretary of the group is Hilary Paul (audio file attached):

That call came on the weekend a speaker from a UK pro-life group is holding a series of talks in the Island, opposing all forms of euthanasia.

Dr John Ling says making euthanasia legal would be 'bad medicine', even though some terminally ill people refuse further treatment.

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