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British commission reports on assisted suicide for the terminally ill

British commission reports on assisted suicide for the terminally ill
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 10:11am

An independent panel of experts in the U.K. have said that there is a strong case for changing British law to help terminally ill people die. The report by the Commission for Assisted Dying described the legal status of assisted suicide in Britain as quote "inadequate and incoherent."

It is illegal to help a terminally ill person commit suicide, but prosecutions are rare. The commission says it would be possible to legally allow assisted suicide for terminally ill people under strict criteria.

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