UK: George Carey dramatically backs assisted death law on eve of Lords debate

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has tonight sensationally come out in favour of the right to die.

The ex-head of the Church of England revealed that he had dropped his long-standing opposition to the legalisation of assisted dying – and declared that it would not be ‘anti-Christian’ to change the law.

Lord Carey warned that by opposing reform, the Church he led risks “promoting anguish and pain, the very opposite of a Christian message of hope.”

His intervention will send shockwaves through the religious establishment and is a significant boost for the latest attempt to legalise the right to die.

In an article for the Daily Mail, the former Archbishop reveals that he is to back legislation tabled by Labour peer Lord Falconer that will seek to legalise assisted dying for the terminally ill in England and Wales…