Skip to comments.Right to die: MPs reject assisted dying law (UK)
Posted on 09/12/2015 3:16:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai
MPs have overwhelmingly rejected the legalization of assisted dying in England and Wales after an impassioned four-and-a-half hour debate in which party lines were set aside.
Members voted by three to one against giving second reading to a bill tabled by the Labour backbencher Rob Marris, to allow terminally ill patients to be supplied with a lethal dose of drugs.
It was the first ever serious attempt to change Britains assisted suicide laws through the House of Commons, and saw calls for the issue to be put to a referendum amid polling suggesting public support running at around 80 percent.
MPs on both sides lined up to give moving personal accounts of the loss of loved ones arguing both in favor and against. But they were swayed by a series of warnings, including from fellow MPs qualified as doctors, that a change in the law would fundamentally alter the relationship between doctor and patient.
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If these idiots in government keep flooding thier own country with muslims they’ll have it anyway
In British parlance, to “table an issue” means that you are going to put it on the table and talk about it (unlike our usage which means you are going to take it out of your hands, put it on the table, and stop talking about it).
Hasn’t assisted dying been brought up in some state legislatures here in the US?
They don’t need an assisted dying Law. They already have the Liverpool Care Pathway, where the doctors decide if you have lived long enough. Anyone wanting to die probably could just tell their Dr they are ready and, voila! Liverpool Care Pathway kicks in.
Oregon has a Law; California is discussing one.
Yes. One measure just got through in CA.
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