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Protection of Conscience Project

Service, not Servitude
Proposed Protection of Conscience Laws
United Kingdom

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Assisted Dying Bill (HL Bill 24)

Assisted Dying Act 2013

House of Lords


A bill introduced in the House of Lords by Lord Falconer  proposes to legalize assisted suicide.  The bill includes the following protection of conscience provision.

5. Conscientious objection

A person shall not be under any duty (whether by contract or arising from any statutory or other legal requirement) to participate in anything authorised by this Act to which that person has a conscientious objection.




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