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Assisted suicide bill returns to Lords, amid concerns from campaigners


Carol Ellison | 7-Nov-2014 4:01 pm Carol, from what I heard on Radio 4 this morning, the Bill is being so 'safeguarded' as to be effectively useless in any event. There is an issue with this: 'Is it likely that the morphine they were given hastened their deaths? Yes probably, but that was not assisted suicide, that was caring!' I'm not even sure that the word 'disabled' appears in the Bill (I admit to not having read the Bill itself, as opposed to discussions of the Bill) - but I am 100% against any idea 'those of no further use' should be 'put down'. However, if I'm suffering intolerably, and my diagnosis is terminal, I think 'being helped to die' should be my choice: this one is always going to be 'very heated'.

Posted date

8 November, 2014

Posted time

9:53 am