Last week former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey came out in favour of assisted dying; this weekend, he was joined by another Anglican leader – Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
In an article for the Observer published on Saturday, Tutu insists: “I revere the sanctity of life – but not at any cost.
“Dying is part of life. We have to die. The Earth cannot sustain us and the millions of people that came before us. We have to make way for those who are yet to be born. And since dying is part of life, talking about it shouldn’t be taboo,” he writes.