Assisted Suicide in the UK
A bill which critics claim would legalise euthanasia through the back door was dealt a blow last night after a disabled peer warned its introduction could have led to her being denied life-saving treatment.
Baroness Chapman, who suffers from brittle bone disease, said that the Government's proposals could become a "licence to kill" and would "not keep people safe". Speaking for her first time in the Lords since being made a peer last year, Lady Chapman said: "My Lords, I feel I should declare an interest. If this bill had been passed 43 years ago, I would not be here."