Britain could soon have it's first assisted dying clinic.

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Britain could soon have it's first assisted dying clinic.

Post by Syl on Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:47 pm

Hopefully this could pave the way for Dignitas type specialised care to be legalised throughout the UK.

"Guernsey could become the first place in the British Isles to allow assisted dying under proposals expected to be voted on in its parliament in May.
The island’s chief minister, Gavin St Pier, is backing a bill to allow people who are terminally ill, are mentally competent and have less than six months to live, to end their lives with the help of a doctor.
It opens the prospect of people from mainland UK who meet the criteria and want to die travelling to the island to take advantage of the law.
If Guernsey’s parliament passes the bill, it will be subject to an 18-month consultation period.
St Pier said: “This is about giving people choice and a sense that they have some control themselves, rather than being frightened, out of control and in the hands of others. That for me is why it is such an important issue.”



https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/21/guernsey-parliament-to-vote-on-proposals-to-allow-assisted-dying

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Post by nicko on Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:10 pm

Good for them.
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Post by gelico on Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:25 pm




about time

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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:44 pm

About time.
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Re: Britain could soon have it's first assisted dying clinic.

Post by Syl on Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:55 pm

Well I for one would use an end of life clinic if needed when the time was right.

I think anyone who has watched a loved one suffer through years of a terminal illness, or waste away losing every mental or physical capacity they had, pray that that doesn't happen to them.

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