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No law allowing assisted dying could fully protect the vulnerable

She says it should not be beyond our wit to devise a law that would prevent abuse - but it is beyond our wit. Whatever we believe, our choices do have an impact on others.

It will always be the weak and vulnerable who suffer. It's not the numbers involved, but the principle. I do not pretend palliative care has all the answers, but the cost of this option is too great to give it legal precedence. Too many vulnerable people would die.

From Dr Naomi Beer, Stepney, East London

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