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Lords tighten Assisted Dying Bill provisions

by Gavin Drake

Posted: 14 Nov 2014 @ 12:23

SAFEGUARDS in a backbench Bill that seeks to legalise assisted dying have been tightened after members of the House of Lords said that the Family Division of the High Court would have to give consent before a patient could call upon the provisions of the Bill.

Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill, if passed into law, would allow people with terminal illness and less than six months to live, to be "provided with assistance to end their own life" ...

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