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Letters Law on assisted dying

Anti-euthanasia cards

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 24 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3187
  1. Ron L P Berghmans, lecturer1
  1. 1Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
  1. r.berghmans{at}

Fitzpatrick argues against legalising assisted dying.1 The argument is partly built on quicksand. Particularly when referring to empirical fact, the water becomes turbid.

When he argues that older disabled people’s lives are under …

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