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Welsh Paralympic athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson has told the House of Lords of her fear that legalising assisted dying for the terminally ill would lead to some disabled people feeling pressurised into ending their lives.
The first two Welsh peers to speak in the debate on the Assisted Dying Bill took opposite points of view. A change in the law was backed by the former Plaid Cymru Leader Dafydd Wigley, who has long campaigned for the rights of disabled people and who lost two sons to a terminal illness.
The bill was strongly opposed by Baroness Finlay, the Cardiff doctor who was sent to the House of Lords in recognition of her work in caring for the terminally ill.
A record number of peers will today debate a bill, which would make it legal for adults in Wales and England to be given help in ending their lives.
The Assisted Dying Bill, drawn up by former Labour Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, proposes giving terminally ill patients, with less than six months to live, the right to request an assisted death - by using lethal drugs.
The patient would have to have a settled intent to die, be of sound mind, and two doctors would have to approve.
One man from the Conwy Valley is in favour of the bill.
Aled Owen's wife Janet had Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She travelled to an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland to take her own life.
But Aled said if she had had the opportunity to do that here, her decision might have been different.
The discussion has already caused much debate, with many high-profile people like Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson opposing the move.