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UK considering “forced suicides”?

Elderly and disabled could be ‘forced to commit suicide’ under changes to rules

Increasing numbers of elderly and infirm people will be pressured into killing themselves under changes to assisted suicide rules, it has been claimed.

By Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor

A group of leading lawyers, peers and former judges including Baroness Butler-Sloss, the former head of the family division of the High Court, are warning that the plans pose “serious dangers for public safety”.

In a significant intervention, they are warning the proposed changes go against the will of Parliament and risk reducing the Director of Public Prosecutions from an enforcer of the law, to an arbitrator.

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