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Why the disabled fear assisted suicide: Dominic Lawson
Jared Yee | Jun 24 2011 | comment  
Last week’s BBC broadcast of the suicide of 71-year-old Peter Smedley in Switzerland was a public relations triumph for campaigner Sir Terry Pratchett. “This has been a happy event,” he told the BBC. But journalist Dominic Lawson took issue with this in the Independent:

Disabled people fear change in UK assisted suicide law
Peter Saunders | May 14 2011 | comment  
LONDON: Changing the law on assisted suicide would put pressure on disabled people to kill themselves, according to new research. The new Comres poll found that 70 per cent of disabled people were concerned that such a change would lead to ‘pressure being placed on disabled people to end their lives prematurely’
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