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House of Lords is to consider bill on assisted suicide

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3798 (Published 09 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3798
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A bill to legalise physician assisted suicide in England and Wales has been tabled again in the House of Lords, and this time peers are expected to have a chance to vote on the proposals.

The Assisted Dying Bill was introduced last year by Charles Falconer, a former Labour lord chancellor, but timetabling problems prevented it from getting any further.1

The reintroduced bill could have a second reading debate …

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