Thursday, December 15, 2011

Brits Tying Themselves In Knots About Assisted Suicide

The Brits are caving in even more towards legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia. Here they're "clarifying" the law. Why bother? In the UK assisted suicide is illegal but when it happens nobody gets prosecuted. What's the point?
Assisted suicide: GMC to draw up new advice
Medical regulators are considering how to deal with allegations that doctors have helped people kill themselves after a patient asked them what support, if any, doctors could give to people considering ending their own lives.
The General Medical Council (GMC) says doctors are already bound by the law that assisting or encouraging suicide remains a criminal offence but believes it needs to clarify how its own investigators deal with cases where no prosecution is mounted but complaints are still made about a doctor's fitness to practise. more

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