Wednesday, March 9, 2011

UK Laws Against Assisted Suicide Might as Well Not Be There

Here we go: Assisted suicide is still illegal in the UK. However, the government issued "guidelines" which essentially said that assisted suicide was OK as long as you were doing it compassionately. Here's on of the first cases showing that everyone has basically given up on prosecuting these cases.
Man who helped his wife to take her own life is spared court thanks to new Starmer guidelines on assisted suicide
A husband helped his disabled wife commit suicide and filmed her doing it to show no one had killed her.
After suffering ‘excrutiating pain’ from a mystery condition for four decades, Margaret Bateman, 62, decided suicide was the ‘only option left’ and pleaded with husband Michael to help her ‘end it', an inquest was told. more

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