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Post time 2014-7-17 12:42:41 |Display all floors
The Assisted Dying Bill will come up for debate in the UK House of Lords this Friday, paving the way to legalise assisted suicide. If passed, the Bill would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to  dying patients. Two doctors would have to agree the person was of sound mind, had a clear intention to die and was likely to have less than six months to live.
A poll released by Comres has found that 70% of people would support Lord Falconer’s bill and only 10% would oppose it—but what do you think?
Critics have worried that the legal change could put frail Britons under pressure to end their lives, while Lady-Grey-Thompson argued that the vulnerably will be treated as if their lives are “worth” less than everybody else. Others have said that the Bill will give people dignity in their final days. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, said he supports the legal change.

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Post time 2014-7-17 12:55:49 |Display all floors
Holland legalised assisted suicide in 2002,after 6 years,the number of people being performed  euthanasia has doubled.One proffssor,Theo Boer,described assisted suiside as "ghost'',once it eacaped,it is diffcult to control.He cited a example,UK permitted abortion in 1967,now the average number of abortion cases every year reached 200 thousand.
The graph illustrates deaths owing to assited suicide of Holland in 6 years.

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