Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ will be debated in The House of Lords on Friday 18th July.
Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of Scope notes “Many disabled people are frightened by the consequences of these new guidelines and with good reason. There is a real danger these changes will result in disabled people being pressured to end their lives.”
The ‘right to die’, which this Bill champions would for many inevitably become a ‘duty to die’. As Christians we believe that every human life is made in God’s image and is therefore infinitely precious, particularly the most vulnerable in society. That is why as Christians we should be strongly opposed to this Bill and do everything we can to make sure it is rejected.
Please handwrite a letter to Lord Horam asking him and like-minded Peers to attend the debate on 18th July and to reject the Bill if there is a vote. The letter should be no more than 3 – 4 short paragraphs and express in your own words the dreadful consequences, if this Bill is passed.
Do not convey too strongly irreligious language as this can be an off put. Write to: Lord Horam, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW and address him as Lord Horam.
An excellent online facility is www.carenotkilling.org.uk/Bill2014 where you can obtain the names of additional Peers. The Public Affairs Team of CARE (Christian Action Research and Education)will be happy to advise you on 020 7233 0455. Do not convey too strongly irreligious language as this can be an off put. Write to: Lord Horam, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW and address him as Lord Horam.