Introducing the Assisted Dying Bill in the UK would not lead to more death but to less suffering, Lord Falconer said during a debate in the House of Lords, as figures released showed that the number of of people travelling to Switzerland to take their own lives had doubled in four years.
The current situation leaves the rich able to go to Switzerland, the majority reliant on amateur assistance, the compassionate treated like criminals.
It is time for a change in the law but only a very limited and safeguarded change.
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