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EDM (Early Day Motion) 462: tabled on 14 November 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the recent vote in Oregon which confirmed the law legitimising physician-assisted suicide by a margin of three to two; notes that this is the second time the issue has been put to the voters of Oregon and the second time that it has been supported; furthermore notes that this vote is in line with the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court which rules that it was for individual US states to decide their policy with regard to physician-assisted suicide; agrees that, when asked directly, people want choice in dying despite what their political or religious leaders may state; realises that the rejection of legislating physician-assisted suicide by the British Medical Association at its recent conference was 'for the time being'; and calls on the Government to bring forth legislation which will allow doctors to legally help terminally ill and suffering patients to hasten their death.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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leave out from 'House' to end and add 'rejects voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.'.
Conservative, Worthing West
EDM 462A1: tabled on 21 November 1997