Number of assisted deaths in Leicestershire, UK, revealed

The Leicester Mercury runs a story about the number of assisted suicides that have occurred in Leicestershire in the absence of a VAD law.

Deeply buried at the bottom of the story is a report about the reaction of the government to the recent petition to and debate in the House of Commons. They said: “any change to the law in this area is a matter for Parliament and an issue on conscience for individual parliamentarians rather than one for government policy”. The hidden pain of 'assisted suicide' in Leicestershire revealed as campaigners call for new law

By Liz Jacka VAD MEDIA WATCH July 17-23