Labour peer: Gov't should make decision on assisted suicide

Lord Falconer has told ITV News it is up to parliament to legalise assisted suicide for the terminally ill.

The Labour peer is to table a private members bill on the issue.

He said: "People are going to the courts to try to resolve a problem that parliament should be resolving, and that problem is what are the circumstances in which you should be allowed to assist somebody else to die."

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Right-to-die challenges rejected

The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb lost their right-to-die challenges at the Court of Appeal in London.