Wednesday, July 21, 2010

UK: Murky Assisted Suicide Laws Will Lead To Legalization Of Assisted Suicide

Here’s a good short piece on the current state of disarray around assisted suicide laws in the UK.
The demand for clarity on 'assisted dying' and the threat of prosecution continues
Current legal unrest suggests that the campaign for new ‘assisted dying’ laws in the UK could be gathering new momentum, since new guidelines, regarding how the actions of individuals should be judged in court, were issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer. Now the guidelines will face a legal challenge by a sufferer of ‘lock-in syndrome’, Tony Nicklinson, who since suffering a stroke is only able to move his eyes and head and strongly feels he should not be made to live an undignified life. more

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