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    I have been hearing a lot in the news about Lord Falconer bill to legalise assisted in the United Kingdom.

    Firstly the government has refused to block the bill.

    http://yourhealth.asiaone.com/conten...d-suicide-bill

    Second peers against the motion have refused to block the bill.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...inst-bill.html

    I am not familiar with the procedure in the house of lords. Does this mean it is increasing likely this bill will become law ?

    What are people's opinion on this and what 'safeguards' are proposed in the bill ?
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    dont know so much about the safeguards, but it only seems right to me that people who are suffering should be allowed the choice to die- it has to be strictly controlled obviously, but this is something i would want if i was a position i felt was untenable
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    They will need to if Scotland goes independent
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    what do you mean- i dont know where youre coming from? sorry for being a dunce- how will scotland becoming independent (which i really doubt) affect assisted dying in the rest of the uk?
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    Can you clarify if euthanasia and assisted suicide are one and the same, or different things?
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    They will do eventually. They have to.
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    (Original post by Riku)
    Can you clarify if euthanasia and assisted suicide are one and the same, or different things?
    I think euthanasia is when someone other than the person dying causes their death and assisted suicide is when someone else gives a patient the ability to commit suicide, but the patient is the person who actually kills themselves. So giving someone a lethal injection is euthanasia but letting the person inject themselves would be assisted suicide.

    In response to the actual thread, I think it will happen eventually. At least in cases of terminal illness where someone is in a lot of pain anyway.
 
 
 
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