Assisted dying policy put to Commons vote – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2012 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, news, parliament, prosecutions by sally

“Parliament will this week be forced to confront the question of whether people who help loved ones end their lives should escape prosecution. MPs will be asked to vote in support of guidance drawn up by the director of public prosecutions two years ago that distinguishes between compassionate amateur assistance, which is unlikely to result in prosecution, and malicious encouragement, which can carry a maximum 14-year sentence.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2012