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Suicide drugs could be made available over the counter if euthanasia laws are changed – Daily Telegraph

“Suicide drugs could be made available from pharmacists if assisted dying was legalised, two of Britain’s most highly-regarded legal and medical experts have claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mother seeks to let daughter with brain damage die – Daily Telegraph

“The mother of a brain-damaged woman has asked a judge to allow her daughter’s life support to be switched off, in the latest of a series of controversial cases to come before one of the country’s most powerful courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2011

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Edward Chopping spared jail for manslaughter of wife – BBC News

“An 84-year-old man from east London who killed his wife so she did not have to go to a care home has been spared jail.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

OAP spared jail over wife’s death – The Independent

“A frail 84-year-old who killed his ailing wife after becoming terrified that she would be taken into a care home wept as he was spared jail today.”

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The Independent, 18th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pensioner cleared of murdering wife in mercy killing – The Guardian

“A pensioner who smothered his 75-year-old wife in a “mercy killing” has been jailed for two years.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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