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Assisted suicide

Asked what the Government s view on assisted suicide was, the PMS said that the general Government view was that any change to the law was a matter for individual conscience and for Parliament to decide. The Prime Minister had made his personal view clear, which was that he opposed legislation for assisted suicides. Put that this was not a change in the law, but guidance, the PMS said that he had given the Prime Minister s view and he would not go any further at this stage.

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  1. Since no one has been prosecuted for helping their relatives to go to Switzerland to be helped to commit suicide, what is this ‘guidance’ for? To encourage prosecutions? Hardly – the Director of Public Prosecutions has the last say in that anyway. Surely by making public what has been and should be a matter of discretion for the judiciary the DPP is in effect telling people how to help their sick relatives commit suicide in such ways as to avoid prosecution.

    Comment by Ann Farmer — 23 Sep 2009 on 5:51 pm | Link

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