Former Head Of Anglican Church Presses British Government To Endorse Assisted Suicide

  • George Carey, a retired bishop who previously led the Church of England, exhorted British Parliament this week to consider expanding access to assisted suicide.
  • The requirements to seek assisted suicide, sometimes called “medical assistance in dying,” have been significantly relaxed in Canada and other Western nations over the past several years.
  • Carey, who served as archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002, said in a submission to Parliament that “palliative care and assisted dying can and must exist alongside each other in order to offer dying people meaningful choices at the end of life.”
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