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Is assisted dying report 'biased'?


A new report from the Commission on Assisted Dying says assisted dying should be allowed if an adult has less than a year to live.

Baroness Finlay, former president of the Royal College of Medicine, believes the group was "biased at the outset" with the organisation Dignity In Dying involved in setting up and funding the panel.

But commission chair Lord Falconer rejected the claim. The vast majority of people involved, he says, approached the issue on an "independent basis" with the aim of reaching rational and objective conclusions.

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