Dr John Wiles
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Proposed assisted dying safeguards 'inadequate'

There is a "strong case" for allowing assisted suicide for people who are terminally ill in England and Wales, according to a report by a group of experts.

The Commission on Assisted Dying - set up and funded by campaigners who want to see a change in the law - said the current system was "incoherent and should not continue".

But the report has had a mixed response and critics say it is biased.

Dr John Wiles, a retired NHS Consultant in Palliative Medicine and the chairman of Care Not Killing, said that the safeguards proposed by the commission were "really inadequate".

Speaking to BBC News, he warned that the people should be "very wary" of changing the law.

  • 05 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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