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Right to die law backed by4outof5.

FOUR out of five people support a change in the law to allow assisted suicides.

A Populus poll of 5,000 people reveals 82 per cent back Labour peer Lord Falconer's controversial Assisted Dying Bill.

It says doctors should be allowed to prescribe a lethal dose to mentally competent patients judged to have less than six months to live under strict safeguards.

A debate in the House of Lords lasting almost 10 hours ran out of parliamentary time, but Lord Falconer has pledged to bring the Bill back in the next session.

Campaign group Dignity In Dying said: "It is imperative that parliament no longer turns a blind eye to this issue."

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 5, 2015
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