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Assisted Suicide Moves Closer as Government Allows Free Vote [UK]
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/8/14 | John Bingham and James Kirkup

Posted on 03/09/2014 6:35:09 AM PDT by marshmallow

The Government says it will allow MPs a free vote on Lord Falconer's Bill introducing assisted suicide, bringing legislation a significant step closer

The legislation of assisted suicide has moved a significant step closer after the Government made clear that it would not stand in the way of a change in the law.

Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs and peers – including Coalition ministers – will be given a free vote on a Bill that would enable doctors to help terminally ill patients to die, The Telegraph can disclose.

The proposed legislation will come before Parliament in the next few months.

On Saturday night, Norman Lamb, a Liberal Democrat and the minister responsible for care for elderly and disabled people, was among the first to say he would vote in favour.

Several other ministers and senior MPs and peers have previously signalled support for the move. Mr Lamb said he was now convinced that “the State should not stand in the way” of people determined to end their life, as long as strict safeguards were in place.

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Trying to keep up with Belgium in the "culture of death" department.
1 posted on 03/09/2014 6:35:09 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Here in the US I believe assisted suicide should be illegal, except for liberals of course. They should be given all the cyanide capsules they want.


2 posted on 03/09/2014 6:50:21 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: marshmallow

This will be like “gay marriage,” where there will be another vote on the subject every year or two until the vote goes the way the elites want. At that point, “the people will have decided,” and it will never be voted on again.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 6:59:01 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: marshmallow

Just another way of getting rid of the old White people.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 8:30:13 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

All voting yeah!, should be immediately sent to their physician.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 9:43:00 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
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6 posted on 03/09/2014 2:24:00 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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