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Bishop leads opposition to Assisted Dying Bill in Parliament

The Bishop of Carlisle has spoken out against the government's plans to allow doctors to help people with a terminal condition end their life. The Bill being discussed in Parliament today proposes allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live.

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Bishop of Carlisle: Assisted dying 'not the right track to go down'

The Bishop of Carlisle has urged the Government not to pass a law that would allow doctors to prescribe drugs to end the life of someone with a terminal illness.

Those in favour of the bill say the plans would allow suffering to be eased when people have six months or less to live.

However, The Right Reverend James Newcome told ITV Border the church does not support the idea.

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