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Polly Toynbee says that a religious lobby is behind opposition to assisted suicide (PA)

People of all faiths and none oppose Lord Falconer’s Bill

Philippe, potrayed in the film Untouchable

Having lost everything, a French widower found comfort and revelation in St Paul

Richard Dawkins (AP)

If a world cleansed of imperfections is what we wish for then Dawkins, with his Down’s Syndrome outburst, has shown us the way.

A banner opposes the Assisted Dying Bill outside Parliament (@CNKAlliance)

What I learned from talking to passers-by outside Parliament as peers debated the Assisted Dying Bill

Cardinal Vincent Nichols in Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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'How many people who aren’t terminally-ill and are contemplating suicide, consider themselves a burden on their families?' (PA)

If assisted suicide is legalised we must hope doctors don’t share Polly’s point of view

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is the latest high-profile figure to come out in favour of changing the law (PA)

We’re running out of cash to care for a rising number of elderly people. That is why we are talking about ‘assisted dying’

Bishop Philip Egan

Bishop Egan says Falconer Bill would usher in a ‘catastrophic collapse of respect for human life’

Baroness Hollins: 'Lord Falconer’s Bill does not try to address even the most obvious safeguarding questions'

Lord Falconer’s proposed change to the law will be debated next week

Paul Lamb and  Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson (PA)

A majority of judges felt it was better for Parliament to decide on the legality of assisted suicide