(Mail Online) Suicide law in UK ‘would lead to 1000 deaths a year’  Read more: http://www.dailymail.

Posted by Kendall Harmon

More than a thousand Britons will die by doctor-assisted suicide each year if a U.S. law is imported, a think-tank will tell MPs and peers today.

Safeguards to limit the law to those patients who are terminally ill will also become meaningless as some doctors began to interpret the rules liberally in practice, the Living and Dying Well report says.

In Oregon, the first U.S. state to legalise assisted suicide, this has apparently led to ‘doctor-shopping’ for physicians who will overlook criteria such as being terminally ill, mentally competent and making a choice to die free from coercion.

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