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There is nothing sacred in suffering—it’s time to bring in assisted dying

The right to live one’s life to the very end does not imply the religious obligation to do so, especially if that end is a travesty

By Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain  

Noel Conway is petitioning for the right to day. Photo: PA

It will come as a shock to many readers that numerous vicars and rabbis are supporting the case of Noel Conway. The terminally ill former social sciences lecturer has motor neurone disease and is appealing to the High Court this week for permission to have an assisted death.

This would involve a doctor giving him a medical potion that he could take to end his life before the inevitable suffering became unbearable.

At present, though,…

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