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Key question: What effect would an assisted dying law have on disabled people?

Our view

Disabled people would only be eligible to have an assisted death if they also had a terminal illness, such as cancer.

It would be illegal to encourage a disabled person to request assisted dying. The safeguards in an assisted dying law would protect and support the public.

Polling shows that 86% of disabled people support assisted dying for terminally ill adults.

Lord Rix was the President of Mencap and campaigned for disability rights for over four decades. Before he died he changed his mind on assisted dying and called on Parliament to change the law.