Tuesday, December 20, 2011

UK Coroners Ignore Assisted Suicide Cases

Well, no, really, tell me it ain’t so!!! Coroners turning a blind eye to assisted suicides? Of course they are, given that the UK has now essentially made a farce of the laws punishing assisted suicide.
Coroners 'turning a blind eye' to assisted suicide
At least one in 10 suicides in England is by someone with a chronic or terminal illness, found researchers who tried to obtain information on the subject from local health authorities.
Coroners told them that people were increasingly killing themselves at a younger age, rather than waiting until they were in severe pain in their 80s or 90s.
And two of 15 coroners interviewed also indicated they deliberately avoided probing into possible cases of assisted suicide - which remains illegal in Britain - "often for fear of causing problems for the friends and family left behind". more

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