UK may consider legalising assisted suicide

时间:2019-03-02 02:02:00166网络整理admin

THE law in the UK should be changed to make it easier for terminally ill people in unbearable pain to die, a special committee of the House of Lords has recommended. People in the UK already have the right to refuse life-saving treatment, but it is illegal for doctors to perform euthanasia on request or to assist in someone’s suicide by giving them the means to kill themselves. The committee said the UK should consider legalising only assisted suicide, like Switzerland and the US state of Oregon, or only voluntary euthanasia, as in Belgium, or both,