Tuesday, September 11, 2012

UK: Government Under Pressure About Pro-Death Minister's Comments

In the UK, David Cameron’s government is starting to feel the pressure over last week’s pronouncements favoring assisted suicide by new junior health minister Anna Soubry. Developing .  . .
Tories play down Anna Soubry comments on assisted suicide
David Cameron is distancing himself from his outspoken new health minister Anna Soubry, who last week called for help to be given to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.
Senior Tory sources said the prime minister saw no need for a change in the law or in legal guidance on the issue.
Soubry, a former barrister on the Tory left who joined the health ministry in last week's reshuffle, told the Times on Saturday that it was "ridiculous and appalling" that terminally ill people had to travel abroad to end their lives. more

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