Join the ‘Assisted Living, not Assisted Dying’ Demonstration on Friday 18th July!
On Friday the 18th of July, the Falconer Assisted Suicide Bill will be given second reading and debated in the House of Lords. On that day, the disabled rights ‘Not Dead Yet’ campaign is holding a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster to protest the bill, and ask Peers to support assisted living for vulnerable people, and not assisted suicide. This rally was seen to be successful when Lord Joffe brought his assisted suicide bill in the last decade, and is receiving the support of the right-to-life movement.
The demonstration will take place opposite the Peers’ Entrance to the House of Lords (Old Palace Yard) from 09:30 to 19:00. If unable to stay for long, the organisers have said that they are hoping that all people of good will can join them at lunchtime or between 5 and 7pm as the debate reaches its climax, and would be grateful for any time you can spare.
RTL encourages any of its members who can attend to do so, and to work as hard as possible in personal appeals to Peers (to see how, read our post from the other day) to attend the debate and oppose this dangerous legislation.
If you haven’t yet signed the petition against the bill, you can do so here.
Twitter users can also add their name to the ‘Thunderclap’ that has been organised in support of the demonstration. If you do, you can edit the tweet that will appear on your timeline on the day. Please use this text as your message:
I want to see assistance for living, not for dying, #untiltheend! #Falconer #assistedsuicide http://dftr.org.uk/AssistedLiving thndr.it/1rbaVUw