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Cambridge University Union Debate favours Asssited Dying Law

On January 16th, the Cambridge University Union (founded in 1811, now the oldest continually operating debating society in the world), voted 207 to 67 (with 54 abstentions) to legalize Assisted Dying.  Speaking in support of the motion were John Harris (Professor of Bioethics at Manchester University), Colin Brewer (retired psychiatrist, formerly on the Board of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society), and Michael Irwin (co-ordinator of the Society for Old Age Rational Suicide).

Those opposing the motion were Brian Iddon (Chairman of Care Not Killing), Madeleine Teahan (Associate Editor of the Catholic Herald), and Robert Preston (Director of Living and Dying Well).


On You Tube a video of the full debate can be seen.