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Monday, May 15, 2006

Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill Defeated in House of Lords

From FoxNews

I suppose it is already old news, but it's good news...

Britain's House of Lords on Friday rejected proposed laws to allow physicians to assist terminally ill people to die, a measure that faces broad public opposition and is not backed by Prime Minister Tony Blair's government.

Seven hours of debate on the issue ranged from spiritual to practical concerns, including Christian theology and the high cost of health care as about 90 peers addressed British parliament's upper chamber, including a phalanx of bishops, led by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

Peers later voted 148 to 100 against proposals to take forward discussions about instituting new laws -- meaning current attempts to pass right-to-die laws have failed
papijoe 9:08 AM