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Dignitas clinics should be allowed to open in the UK say over 50s


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Just days before a Parliamentary vote on assisted dying a survey of almost 10,000 over 50s shows that two in three over 50s support legislation that would allow Dignitas clinics to open in the UK.

The recent poll of Saga customers also showed that surprisingly only 17% opposed the change with the remainder having no strong opinion either way.

Perhaps most surprisingly is the very fact that on this subject alone in the poll there was very little regional or gender variation, showing perhaps society wants a discussion and debate on the subject.

Saga’s Paul Green commented “This is an incredibly emotive subject, and the results of our poll of nearly 10,000 people may surprise. Rather than putting the issue to one side as being too difficult to contemplate, many older people in the UK want a real debate on the subject.”

Whilst there was little regional difference younger over 50s were more likely to be open minded to the subject of a review of the legislation. 


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