UK Lords put aside controversial assisted suicide bill Tom Henry at 2:29 PM ET
[JURIST] A UK bill that would let British doctors present the option of assisted suicide [UK advocacy website] to patients with less than six months to live who are experiencing "extreme suffering" stalled Friday in the British House of Lords [official website]. After spending the day debating whether it was ethical to allow the terminally ill to be administered drugs that could be used to end their lives, peers supported an amendment by 48 votes to postpone the bill for six months.
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