Demonstrations mark start of island’s parliamentary debate on legalising euthanasia

The chief minister of Guernsey has called for some terminally-ill people to be given access to assisted dying as he opened a debate that could pave the way for euthanasia being legalised on the island.

Beginning the debate in the island’s parliament, Gavin St Pier argued that increasing rights of autonomy and self-determination – including choosing one’s manner and time of death – was the “right thing to do”.

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