Assisted Living not Assisted Dying

Writing for ITV News, Silent Witness actress and disability campaigner Liz Carr argues why legalising assisted suicide would lead to “mistakes and abuse”.

She is a supporter of the campaign group Not Dead Yet.

Liz Carr

I’m not religious, I’m not anti-choice and yet I, along with many other disabled people who are involved in the international organisation Not Dead Yet, oppose the legalisation of assisted suicide.

We believe that if the Assisted Dying Bill passes, that some people’s lives will be ended without their consent, through mistakes and abuse.

No safeguards have ever been enacted or proposed that can prevent this outcome – which can never be undone. The only guaranteed safeguard is to not legalise assisted suicide.

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