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Former Archbishop of Canterbury says assisted dying in Guernsey wouldn't be 'un-Christian'

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The Former Archbishop of Canterbury says legalising assisted dying in Guernsey would not be 'un-Christian'.

The issue was discussed in Guernsey's States earlier this year after a petition, led by the Chief Minister, received enough signatures to be debated.

Many celebrities, and groups including DIGNITAS, backed the plans, but some opposed the idea - including the Guernsey branch of the British Medical Association and Church leaders.

But now former Archbishop George Carey says Christians should care for people at the end of life.

I support Assisted Dying and do not feel it is at all unChristian to help people suffering from unspeakable distress, to find a peaceful end to their lives on their own terms.

– Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury

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