Doctors 'do not support change in law' to allow assisted dying

Professor John Saunders, chairman of the Royal College of Physicians ethics committee, said:

The Royal College of Physicians does not support a change in the law on assisted dying.

It remains illegal for doctors to intentionally and deliberately terminate the life of someone who is not terminally ill.

A survey of RCP fellows and members in 2006 showed that doctors were not in favour of a change in the law to allow them to do this.A change in the law would also have severe implications for the way society views disabled people.


Nicklinson denied right to die

Two victims of locked-in syndrome, including Tony Nicklinson, have lost their High Court battles for the right to end their lives when they are ready with medical help.