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Citizens’ Jury votes (again) overwhelmingly in favour of legalising assisted dying in Jersey

A panel of islanders has voted overwhelmingly in favour of making assisted dying legal in Jersey.

78.3% of the Citizens’ Panel on Assisted Dying agreed that assisted dying should be permitted where a Jersey resident, aged 18 and over, has a terminal illness or is experiencing unbearable suffering and wishes to end their life.

This survey comes a small 2 years after a public poll with a similar outcome: Survey shows that Jersey is ‘massively in favour’ of assisted-dying legislation – The World Federation of Right to Die Societies (wfrtds.org)

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Paul Gazzard, widower of Alain du Chemin (left) who campaigned for a change in the law on assisted dying, has welcomed the recommendations. (Source: Citizens’ Jury votes overwhelmingly in favour of legalising assisted dying in Jersey | ITV News Channel)
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