Assisted Dying Bill: MPs debating the ‘right to die’
By James Gallagher and Philippa Roxby
Health reporters, BBC News website
11 September 2015
From the section Health
A passionate debate on the “right to die” is taking place in the House of Commons.
MPs are discussing proposals to allow adults in England and Wales with six months or under to live to end their lives with medical supervision.
Some have argued it would allow a “dignified and peaceful death” while others say it is “legally and ethically totally unacceptable”.
David Cameron says he is not in favour of a step “closer to euthanasia”.
Under the proposals, people with fewer than six months to live could be prescribed a lethal dose of drugs, which they have to be able to take themselves. Two doctors and a High Court judge would have to approve every case.
Source:: BBC UK