What’s wrong with assisted dying

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[English] 14/07/2012
Author / source : Iona Heath

Campaigns in support of assisted dying seem to be predicated on an excessively rosy view of society and the individuals within it, says Iona Heath, writing in a personal capacity.
Support for assisted dying is based on respect for individual autonomy, yet the influence that one person can have on another makes legislation to permit assisted dying intrinsically risky.

The author is the president of the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK.




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