Law on Assisted Suicide

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:06 pm on 10th March 2010.

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Photo of Ann Cryer Ann Cryer Labour, Keighley 7:06 pm, 10th March 2010

On a point of clarification, does my right hon. Friend agree that the excellent palliative care provided by the hospice movement and a possible acceptance of assisted suicide are not mutually exclusive, but could provide a legitimate end-of-life choice? My late second husband, John, died in the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford. It was his choice, and I appreciate the great care that it gave him.