Growing calls for States to debate voluntary euthanasia

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CALLS are growing for the States to debate voluntary euthanasia.

Sarah Griffith. (19600115)

Sarah Griffith, who last week wrote an open letter to the States imploring a discussion, said 13 out of 38 deputies have replied. Of those, 12 were in favour of debating the issue in the coming term and one was undecided.

She will be meeting Policy & Resources Deputy president Gavin St Pier on 15 November to present a petition, which asks government to debate the topic.

The campaigner is encouraging people to get in touch with their thoughts before that meeting.

‘I would like to put out an appeal for all the views positive and negative, I’d be a liar if I said everyone was in agreement at this stage, I won’t be hiding the negative responses,’ she said.

‘I’ve replied to the few anti-euthanasia emails that I have had by saying: “It’s your absolute right to believe that”, but this is not about “killing people” as one person has said, it’s about giving the individual the choice.’

You can contact Ms Griffiths directly by email,

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