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Thought for the Week

Should people have the Right to Die?

One of the countries top soaps, Coronation Street, is currently tackling the extremely controversial topic of assisted suicide and the right to die. One of the street's famous characters, Hayley Cropper, is losing her battle against pancreatic cancer and has already made the decision to end her own life rather than allow the cancer to kill her.

Hayley's departure

Although Hayley and her husband Roy didn't agree over the issue at first; this week millions of viewers will tune in to watch their final emotional scenes. Roy is still struggling to understand Hayley's decisions but it seems he has accepted that it is hers to make.

We are asking our students to consider their personal opinions on this issue and what factors may influence their feelings.