Group is launched to present “hard evidence” against physician assisted suicide

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 28 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6120
  1. Tony Delamothe
  1. 1BMJ

A public policy think tank, which aims to promote “rational, evidence-based and measured debate” on the subject of assisted dying, has been launched by two members of the House of Lords.

Lord Alex Carlile and Baroness Ilora Finlay, co-chairs of Living and Dying Well, have both fervently opposed any change in the law on this issue. Their new organisation is neither “neutral” nor “a campaigning pressure group,” instead, they want to present “hard evidence” to parliament and the public in an objective and informative manner.

At the launch, Lord Carlile …

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