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"Falconer's revolutionary imprudence"

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While well intentioned, Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill is imprudent in its enlightenment confidence that the legal prescription of procedural and institutional safeguards would be effective in preventing the abusive manipulation of vulnerable people into choosing assistance in suicide. Indeed, the Bill does not even meet the ‘essential’ conditions prescribed by Falconer's own Demos Commission.1 Further, there is good reason to doubt that the proposed restriction of eligibility to the ter...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
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Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Journal:
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Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Pages:
163–172
Publication date:
2015-01-01
Acceptance date:
2013-11-08
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620257
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2016-05-11

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