Monday, September 10, 2012

UK: Pushback To Pro-Death Minister's Assertions

Here’s some serious pushback to newly appointed UK health minister’s pro-death views.
Mark Pritchard MP warns of right-to-die law change 'row'
There would be "an almighty parliamentary row" if laws on assisted suicide were re-examined, Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has said.
The former secretary of the 1922 committee of backbenchers said Tory MPs would "not accept reform lying down".
His comments come after new health ministers Anna Soubry and Norman Lamb suggested there was a case for reassessing legislation.
The British Medical Association (BMA) said it opposed any change to the law.Earlier on Saturday, newly-promoted health minister Anna Soubry told the Times it was "ridiculous and appalling" that Britons had to "go abroad to end their life".
Ms Soubry, Conservative MP for Broxtowe, said those seeking help to die should be allowed to obtain assistance in the UK.
She rejected euthanasia, but said "you have a right to kill yourself".Her Liberal Democrat colleague Mr Lamb added that he also believed there was a "strong case" for the law to be reconsidered. more

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