Guernsey Chief Minister hits out at claims assisted dying is a 'grave sin'

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Guernsey's Chief Minister has hit back at claims from Bishop Philip Egan of the Portsmouth Diocese who has dubbed assisted dying a 'grave sin'.

The island was mentioned in the Diocese weekly newsletter, and a separate letter written to Guernsey by Bishop Philip Egan, where he asks islanders to speak out against proposals to allow assisted dying in Guernsey.

In response Deputy Gavin St Pier says he is disappointed by Bishop Egan's comments and thinks it is important islanders are given a choice when it comes to their end of life care.

Politicians will debate a petition led by Guernsey's Chief Minister next month, which calls on the government to consider legalising assisted dying.