Assisted dying: we need a more humane law | Charles Falconer

The law on assisted suicide is incoherent for both those with a terminal illness and their loved ones The Commission on Assisted Dying, which I chair, on Thursday identifies a possible legal framework for the issue . It is a very British approach to legal change – limited, and subject to stringent safeguards – but a significant step that we believe would make the process of dying more humane, both for people who want some degree of control in their final illness, and their loved ones who are left behind. Our framework proposes that a person who has an illness from which two doctors consider he or she will die within 12 months, could receive assistance from their doctor to end their life if certain stringent safeguards were met, without the assister committing a crime

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Assisted dying: we need a more humane law | Charles Falconer

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