The assisted suicide bill was "stacked round with safeguards" to prevent a sick or elderly relatives from being "pushed into death", one campaigner told Good Morning Britain.
Prue Leith, who lost her brother to bone cancer, said she was "not asking for euthanasia" but wanted to give the terminally ill the option of a peaceful death.
More top news
Influential black figures have joined forces to speak out about a deadly disease that sees black men twice at risk compared to white men.
Frances Cappuccini died just hours after giving birth after a string of hospital "failures" including "inadequate diagnosis and treatment".
Sinn Fein will not be re-nominating a deputy first minister following Martin McGuinness's resignation, making an election highly likely.