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British prime minister won't back assisted suicide

British prime minister won't back assisted suicide

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he won't contemplate any loosening of assisted suicide laws.
Brown said in an interview broadcast Tuesday on British Broadcasting Corp. radio that there shouldn't be legislation that could put pressure on anyone to end their life. British law bars anyone from aiding a suicide.
British prosecutors recently declined to file charges against the parents of a 23-year-old paralyzed man. They helped their son travel to a Swiss clinic in September to commit suicide.
Brown says he fears that looser laws wouldn't recognize the importance of human life.
The prime minister says the elderly or ill may feel they must end their life if they become dependent on relatives.


Updated : 2021-05-17 12:56 GMT+08:00