TITLE

No protection will be given to relatives of those seeking suicide

AUTHOR(S)
Dyer, Clare
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;7/18/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7713, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the failure in the British House of Lords of an attempt to change the Coroners and Justice Bill that would give legal protection to relatives and friends who help terminally ill loved ones to travel abroad for an assisted suicide. The amendment to the law moved by former Labour lord chancellor Charles Leslie Falconer was defeated in the House after an impassioned debate. It would give immunity from prosecution to those who helped a friend or family member who are terminally ill to go to a place where assisted suicide is legal.
ACCESSION #
43591573

 

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