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31st July 2009

Baroness Jane Campbell

Disability rights campaigner and a member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Campbell shares her personal reasons for being strongly opposed to assisted sucide...

When Jane Campbell was born, the doctors told her mother to take her home and enjoy her because they thought she would probably not live for longer than a year. But, over 50 years later, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton is a leading campaigner for the rights of people with disabilities and a member of the British House of Lords.

Lady Campbell has a degenerative condition called Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She uses a wheelchair user and has serious breathing problems, for which she needs to use a mechanical ventilator in order to breathe through the night. Yet, Baroness Campbell continues to be strongly opposed to euthanasua and assisted suicide.

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