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NHS chiefs back calls to reform assisted suicide law – Daily Telegraph

“One of England’s largest health authorities has said it is not opposed to assisted suicide and called for a change in the law to give patients more ‘choice’ over how they die.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2011

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‘Mercy killing’ husband George Webb freed from prison – The Guardian

“Appeal judges overturn the custodial sentence for the manslaughter of his ill wife in favour of a suspended term.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2011

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The law on mercy killing is badly in need of an overhaul – Daily Telegraph

“The mandatory life sentence for murder is unknown in other countries and distorts the law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2010

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Assisted dying inquiry will be fair, Falconer vows – The Guardian

“An inquiry into assisted dying in the UK will be objective and dispassionate, its chair, the former lord chancellor Lord Falconer, promised as it was launched today.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2010

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Disabled will suffer from assisted dying law, claim critics of new inquiry – Daily Telegraph

“Vulnerable elderly and disabled people will feel pressured to end their lives if the law on assisted dying is relaxed, disability campaigners have claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2010

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Assisted suicide law to be reviewed by Lords – The Guardian

“Lord Falconer, the former lord chancellor, is to chair a commission that will question whether or not relatives should be able to apply to a judge for permission to assist a loved one to commit suicide.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2010

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Thinktank warns against legalising assisted suicide – The Guardian

“The old, ill, mute and frail will be deemed expendable if assisted suicide is legalised, a thinktank says today. Society’s most vulnerable risk being bullied into an early death by greedy or uncaring relatives or bureaucrats, according to a study published by the Centre for Policy Studies.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2010

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