Leading disability rights campaigner to warn against assisted suicide – 5th May

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News release:

Leading disability rights campaigner to warn against assisted suicide – 5th May

One of the UK’s leading disability rights campaigners will warn against plans to introduce assisted suicide, or euthanasia on Guernsey – Saturday 5th May.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, will say that removing universal safeguards from vulnerable people risks sending a chilling message about how society views those who are disabled and terminally ill.

In a short film that has been specifically recorded for the public meeting in St Peter Port, she will also highlight how so-called safeguards have been eroded in the small number of countries where assisted suicide, or euthanasia have been legal for some time.

Tanni recorded the film, because she is unable to attend the meeting, but will take the opportunity to wish those opposing changing the law, good luck with their campaign.

Tanni was born with spina-bifida and is a wheelchair user. She is one of the UK’s most successful disabled athletes, winning 11 paralympic gold medals and breaking 30 records.

The meeting will also hear from Dr Peter Saunders, CEO of the Christian Medical Fellowship, Kevin Yuill, academic historian and author of the book: Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalization, and the Reverend Tim Barker, the Dean of Guernsey.

The meeting will be chaired by Pastor John Ogier.

Meeting: Assisted Dying/Assisted Suicide: A Life and Death Issue

Date: Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Place: Spurgeon Baptist Church, North Clifton, St Peter Port, GY1 1JR

All media invited subject to notification.

For media inquiries or notification to attend please contact John Ogier on 07839 178011 or johnogiergsy@gmail.com

Or Alistair Cummings on 07534 943986 or acumming@churchofscotland.org.uk


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