A new poll found 70 per cent of disabled people were concerned that a change of law to allow terminally ill patients to receive help to die would create pressure on vulnerable patients to “end their lives prematurely”.
This probably says more about disabled people’s feelings of not being treated as equal and valued members in society, than it does about assisted suicide.
Any change to the law, proposed by disabled celebrities like writer Terry Pratchet and campaigner Debbie Purdy would need to have strong safegaurds and recourse to independent advocates to protect disabled people’s rights to self-determination.


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