People’s Poll: Should terminally ill people have the right to end their lives?

Do you back assisted dying legislation?
Do you back assisted dying legislation?

Following former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey’s public backing of legislation allowing terminally ill people to get help to end their lives, we ask for your view in our online vote.

Lord Falconer’s legislation would make it legal for adults in England and Wales to be given assistance ending their own life.

It would apply to those with less than six months to live.

The current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says the Assisted Dying Bill is ‘mistaken and dangerous’.

However, former archbishop Lord Carey wrote in the Daily Mail that he had dropped his opposition to the Assisted Dying Bill ‘in the face of the reality of needless suffering’.

You can vote on the issue by clicking on the poll to the right (desktop version only, you can switch from the mobile site by clicking the link at the bottom of the page).