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Esther Rantzen makes assisted dying plea during phone call with Keir Starmer


Keir Starmer makes assisted dying pledge during phone call with Esther Rantzen

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Dame Esther Rantzen made a powerful plea for assisted dying to become law during a phone call with Sir Keir Starmer.

The broadcaster and campaigner, who has terminal cancer, has previously expressed her wish for an assisted death.

She told the Labour leader during a phone call with ITV News on Tuesday (12 March): “What I do not want is my family’s last memory of me to be painful and for me to be begging to be assisted in dying.”

Sir Keir Starmer said that he wants assisted dying to be legalised after the next election and said he is "personally committed" to a change in the law.

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