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Guernsey's Policy & Resources Committee will not be supporting assisted dying

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Guernsey's Policy & Resources Committee say they will not be supporting assisted dying in the island, despite the Chief Minister backing the idea.

Today, the Committee have released a letter outlining their thoughts ahead of the debate in the States on May 16.

They say they cannot fully support assisted dying, as plans about funding and logistics have not been fully outlined.

It is the unanimous view of the Committee that whatever one's personal beliefs on this contentious matter, it would be poor governance to support the requête and then to not discharge it because it is not resourced or funded.

– Guernsey's Policy & Resources Committee

The Chief Minister has declined to comment.

The full letter can be found here.

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