David Cameron 'to oppose assisted suicide vote'

By March 26, 2014 Recent News

The Independent 26 March 2014
People could feel “unfairly pressurised” into ending their lives if laws on assisted dying are relaxed, David Cameron has warned.
The Prime Minister indicated he would oppose a move to legalise allowing terminally ill adults with less than six months to live to choose to be helped to kill themselves.
His intervention came after Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb spoke out in favour of reform, which he claimed had “quite widespread public support”.
Legislation has been drawn up by Labour former lord chancellor Lord Falconer of Thoroton and MPs would be allowed a free vote on the issue if it is debated in the House of Commons.
Under Lord Falconer’s proposals, two doctors would have to sign off the fatal dose.