Assisted death: could new law improve transparency over the right to die?

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Assisted death: could new law improve transparency over the right to die?
4th November 2014

Brittany Maynard was a 29 year old American. Her death has sparked a national debate on the right to die. 

Brittany Maynard had terminal cancer and ended her own life last weekend. She died at her home in Oregon after taking lethal medication prescribed by a doctor. 

The very subject of assisted death is to be debated in Parliament on Friday, when the House of Lords will examine the assisted dying bill. Steve Riley-Snelling, an assisted dying campaigner and Sarah Wootton from Dignity in Dying discuss the issue. 

Both explain why they think the current law is outdated, why the issue is fundamentally one of personal choice, and why a change in the law could help create transparency about the issue. 

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