Wednesday, September 7, 2011

UK's Ludicrous Circumstances Around Assisted Suicide

The fallout over the UK's unwillingness to prosecute cases of assisted sucide continues. How bizarre are these circumstances? Simple - have a law on the books making assisting suicide a crime, then issue a "clarification" saying that assisting in a  suicide is OK as long as there are no ulterior motives (no word on how this is determined). Ax long as there are no ulterior motives, nobody will be prosecuted. I'll bet that the next pro-deather argument will be seeing that assisted sucide is allowed under the law, the law criminalizing it should go.
CPS is failing to prosecute cases of assisted suicide
The Crown Prosecution Service has failed to prosecute dozens of people suspected of assisting a suicide over the past 18 months, it has emerged.
Critics have accused Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Pubic Prosecutions (DPP), of trying to change the law by stealth. more

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