- Created by: bella5437869
- Created on: 04-04-20 18:01
Analysis of BBC article on euthanasia
- Phil Newby from Rutland- diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2014, can't walk/ use hands
- lost a High Court case to legalise assisted dying and his appeal for a judicial review was refused
- Lord Falconer (Lord Chancellor in Tony Blair's cabinet) said the law lacked compassion and needed urgent change
- Assisted suicide is a crime in England and Wales- punishable by up to fourteen years in jail
- Lord Falconer's attempt to legalise euthanasia in 2013 was also rejected
- 'The law is an absolute mess and lacks compassion'
- 'it is so urgently time for a change'
- Parts of the US, Canada, and Australia have legalised assisted dying and Newby wants judges to examine evidence from these countries
- 'i'd like to…