With the End of Life Choice Bill being amended and strengthened, you'd have to wonder what could possibly deter an MP from voting for it at the third reading on November 13?

The "grievous and irremediable medical condition" has been removed: eligibility is now restricted to the terminally ill with less than six months' life expectancy, who are in an advanced state of irreversible decline in physical capability and experiencing unbearable suffering that cannot be relieved.

Advanced age, disability or psychological suffering alone explicitly rule a person out.

If coercion is suspected, the person immediately becomes ineligible.

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Doctors may not

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