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To: TDs – Longford Westmeath Constituency
I send this email out of a deep and genuine concern about the Private Members’ Bill on euthanasia/assisted suicide that’s currently before the Dáil. As your constituent, I am asking you to speak and vote against this bill at Second Stage.
It is frightening how little debate has taken place on the Private Members’ Bill before the Dáil and the consequences if it were to pass. Members of the Oireachtas have a serious responsibility to listen intently to expert medical opinion on the issue and to members of the public who are living with serious illnesses and are deeply troubled by the contents of this euthanasia bill, which is among the most extreme proposals on the issue anywhere in the world.
For a society deeply troubled with a problem of suicide and with older people already traumatised by the current pandemic it is inexcusable that we would spend parliamentary time debating assisted suicide. A decision to support this bill will add to the trauma on our airwaves at this time
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