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11 September 2015

Press release

Assisted Dying Bill defeated in parliament

Assisted Dying Bill defeated in parliament

Commenting on the defeat of Rob Marris’s Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill, Steve Clifford, general director of the Evangelical Alliance, said:

“We welcome the resounding defeat of Rob Marris’s Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill. As well as previous attempts in Westminster being rejected, similar bills have recently been defeated in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, sending a strong and repeated signal that there is no appetite to introduce assisted suicide

“This defeat means we can continue to live in a society which upholds the inherent dignity and value of every individual. As Christians we believe this is crucial. We can now press on with ensuring that we have world class palliative care and support for people which ensures quality of life and care for the dying.”

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Notes to Editors

The Evangelical Alliance
We are the largest and oldest body representing the UK’s two million evangelical Christians. For more than 165 years, we have been bringing Christians together and helping them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society. We’re here to connect people for a shared mission, whether it’s celebrating the Bible, making a difference in our communities or lobbying the government for a better society. From Skye to Southampton, from Coleraine to Cardiff, we work across 79 denominations, 3,500 churches, 750 organisations and thousands of individual members. And we're not just uniting Christians within the UK – we are a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, a global network of more than 600 million evangelical Christians. For more information, go to www.eauk.org.