Sunday, September 20, 2009

Guideline on Prosecution of Assistants in Assisted Suicide

"Campaigners for assisted suicide have emphasised that the new guidance will not change the law but make the current position clearer.

"We are hoping that this will be a positive step and will give Debbie clarity about the kind of factors and situations which will encourage the DPP to prosecute and which will not," said a spokesperson from Dignity in Dying, which supported Purdy's case.

"We are hoping that for people in the situation of Debbie and [her husband] Omar it will be a helpful piece of prosecuting guidance. We are hopeful that it will be a positive step forward."

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