Thursday, April 8, 2010

David Cameron will oppose the legalization of assisted suicide in the UK

David Cameron, the leader of the conservative party in the UK, has stated in the UK media that he opposes the legalization of assisted suicide.

Speaking to The Catholic Herald, Cameron stated:
"My personal view is that if assisted dying is legalised, there is a danger that terminally ill people may feel pressurised into ending their lives if they feel they've become a burden on loved ones,"

"I don't believe anyone should be put in this position. So no, I don't support any change in the law."

Now that an election has been called in the UK, the position of a politician on the issue of assisted suicide has become particularly relevant and should be an issue that many people use as a barometer to determine how they will vote.

The issue of assisted suicide is particularly relevant since Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions in the UK, released assisted suicide guidelines that make it less-likely that a person will be prosecuted for assisted suicide if they are a family member or if the person who died had a disability.

Cameron is currently the front-runner in the election, but like any political campaign, it is anybodies race until the vote is cast.

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