Friday, March 23, 2012

Ramping Up: UK Calls For Legalizing Assisted Suicide

The clamor to legalizes assisted suicide has ramped up since the legal decision to allow an assisted suicide to go ahead.
Assisted Dying: An Issue of Conscience for MPs
Assisted suicide and the law that governs compassionate acts to assist another to die at their request will be debated in the House of Commons on 27 March at a Backbench Business Committee debate secured by Richard Ottaway MP.
Despite these issues being high on the media agenda, they haven't been discussed in the House of Commons since 1998, and shockingly haven't been fully debated in the commons since 1970; less than a decade after the Suicide Act came into force. The motion for debate will ask MPs to welcome the flexible approach that the DPP takes in cases of compassionate assistance to die. more

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