According to the BBC, "Parliament must debate whether terminally ill patients should be given the right to die as early as possible after the expected election, peers say."
I think it is possible that there are some terminally ill patients who may wish to live as long as possible regardless of the election or indeed the election result.
Update: April 5, 6:30 am Just as Norman Geras predicted , the BBC have improved the first paragraph of their report to "Parliament must debate as early as possible after the expected election whether terminally ill patients should be given the right to die, peers say." I wonder if this was an internal process or if they picked up the blogosphere comment. Very interesting if it is the latter.