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Assisted suicide bill returns to Lords, amid concerns from campaigners

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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!' http://www.dignityincare.org.uk/Discuss_and_debate/Discussion_forum/?obj=viewThread&threadID=680&forumID=45 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

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9:53 am

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