The Manx Government will begin debating whether assisted dying should become legal on the Isle of Man.
Dr Allinson MHK has brought the motion to Tynwald to be debated on the first sitting of the year.
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“There has been phenomenal progress in the UK and around the world over the past year. In the UK, the Royal College of Physicians’ move to a position of neutrality on assisted dying shows that medical opinion in this country is changing. Next month, the Royal College of GPs will announce the results of its own survey, and the British Medical Association will launch its first ever poll on the subject.”
– Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying
There are currently no specific proposals for legislation at this stage.
The last time assisted dying legislation was debated in the Isle of Man was in February 2015.