Assisted Suicide Push Falls Flat Again In U.K. Parliament
Although public opinion is favorable toward assisted death laws, the process to enact them remains difficult.By Samantha Crook | September 11, 2015
"It's naive to believe that we can prevent the persuasion of an elderly, expensive or asset-rich relative being encouraged, coerced or emotionally blackmailed into taking their own life. And if just one person makes that decision to end their own life through such result of pressure, I believe, that would be an absolute tragedy," parliament member Lyn Brown said.
The U.K. Parliament voted against an assisted death bill. The bill would've provided legal protection for assisting
A spokesperson for U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he wasn't sure any further steps needed to be taken on the issue. (Video via U.K. Parliament)