Matters Arising “The Right to Die?” Friday 2nd March 10:30

When: Friday  2nd March 10:30
Where: Aula de Asociaciones, calle Calatayud 45 1st floor
Subject: The Right to Die?

One Briton every fortnight goes to Switzerland for an assisted death, according to figures from campaign group Dignity in Dying.

Unlike euthanasia, where a patient’s life is taken by someone else, assisted dying is when a terminally ill adult, who wishes to die, takes medication that will end her or his life. Helping someone to die is illegal in the UK and assisting someone to die could result in   up to 14 years in prison.

In 2015, MPs voted down a proposal to make assisted dying legal. Yet in a poll that year of 5,000 people, 82% supported a change in the law to give terminally ill, mentally competent people the legal option of assistance to die with dignity.

Can there ever be sufficient safeguards?

Would a change in the law devalue human life?

Should an individual have the right to die in order to relieve suffering?

Discover the arguments that fuel this fraught moral dilemma, at Matters Arisingon Friday 2 March at 10-30 at  Calle Dr Calatayud 45 in Moraira.

The meeting will be led by John Mellor

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