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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Right-to-die backing 'step in the right direction'

The former Archbishop of Canterbury's decision to support legalising assisted suicide is a "step in the right direction", the widow of locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson has told ITV News.

Jane Nicklinson said: "I think the fact that [Lord Carey] has come out and said his feelings have changed, a lot more in the church will come out".

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