Voting on Assisted Dying Bill takes place in September – have your say

On Friday 11 September, MPs will debate the Assisted Dying Bill. If you feel strongly on this issue, you may wish to encourage your local MP to be present in the House of Commons on that day and to vote against the bill.

If you wish to write a letter to your local MP, a suggested template is below:

Name of MP (for most of us it is Mr Robert Neill)
House of Commons

Dear MP,

I urge you to oppose the Assisted Dying Bill on Friday 11th September 2015. I believe that it is vitally important that you should be in the House to vote against the bill.

There are many compelling reasons for opposing the bill:

  • In certain circumstances, it allows the lawful killing of innocent people.
  • It is an attack on the “inalienable and inviolable” right to life of human beings as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • It promotes a human right to suicide, where no such right exists.
  • It fails to protect the right to life of all citizens no matter how weak, vulnerable or disabled their lives may be.

Finally please let me know whether you will be attending the debate or not and how you intend to vote on the bill. I strongly urge you to oppose it.

Yours sincerely…