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.
More top news
Liam Payne's outburst came after X Factor judge Louis Walsh criticised a reporter over a question about Payne's girlfriend Cheryl.
Spotting the warning signs for the many private causes of self-harm can be hard in the era of social media. Here's what you can do to help.
An "institutional conspiracy" on an "unprecedented scale" existed in Russia to help some 1000 of its athletes benefit from doping.