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Leader of Anglican Communion says legalising assisted suicide would spell "disaster"

8 February 2012

Dr Rowan Williams, the leader of the Anglican Communion, has said that legalising assisted suicide would spell "disaster".

Addressing a General Synod debate, Dr Williams said: "[T]o change the law on this subject is, I believe, to change something vital in our sense of the value of life itself."

The synod voted overwhelmingly to "affirm the intrinsic value of every human life and express its support for the current law on assisted suicide" [Archbishop of Canterbury, 6 February]

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