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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Carlisle Bishop speaks out against assisted dying

The issue of assisted dying is back on the political agenda with a bill being debated in the House of Lords today.

Right-to-die campaigners say it will ease suffering of the terminally ill, they have even received the backing of a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Those who disagree include the current Bishop of Carlisle, The Right Reverend James Newcombe.

Fiona Marley Paterson has been talking to the Bishop, and two people diagnosed with chronic illnesses, who both have very different opinions on assisted dying.

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