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House of Lords debate assisted dying bill

Peers are debating former Labour Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer's assisted dying bill.

The Bill proposes allowing doctors to give a lethal dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live.

A survey conducted for ITV's Tonight programme found 70% would support allowing assisted dying under the framework outlined by the Assisted Dying Bill.

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Lord Carey's compassion 'does not go far enough'

Church of England members remain against any change in the laws surrounding assisted suicide, the Bishop of Carlisle told ITV News, after the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey dropped his long-standing opposition.

Right Reverend James Newcome, who is also the lead bishop for the Church of England on healthcare, said: "We reckon that the compassion that Lord Carey talks about, which we share absolutely, needs to be extended to them [most vulnerable people]".

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