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Read Dame Esther Rantzen’s damning response to a significant parliamentary report on assisted dying tomorrow within the Daily Express.

The Commons Health and Social Committee is because of publish the findings from its year-long inquiry.

Dame Esther, who’s supporting our Give Us Our Last Rights marketing campaign, has shared her ideas on the findings and state of play within the struggle for a extra compassionate legislation.

The push for a change within the legislation on assisted dying is now “stronger than ever” with the problem now not a taboo topic.

Less than two months after launching a petition demanding MPs maintain a Commons debate and free vote on the problem 130,000 have backed our campaign.

The Daily Express, terminally unwell TV star Dame Esther Rantzen, who was recognized with stage 4 lung most cancers final January, and Dignity in Dying have joined forces to finish an injustice that impacts each household in Britain.

The scandal has seen document numbers, together with grandmother-of-five Dame Esther, 83, signal as much as Swiss suicide clinic Dignitas. Some 300 terminally unwell folks within the UK take their lives yearly to finish their struggling. Assisting a terminally unwell particular person to finish their life is punishable as homicide or manslaughter and carries a possible 14-year jail sentence.

Sarah Wootton, chief government of charity Dignity in Dying, mentioned: “The thousands of signatures flooding into the Daily Express petition every day are proof that support for the legalisation of assisted dying is stronger than ever. The British people are demanding change.

“This is a cross-party issue that unites the country like almost no other. MPs must find the courage to act on assisted dying: it’s what the British people are calling out for.”