BBC airs assisted suicide on TV

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BBC airs assisted suicide on TV
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 1:12pm

Last night, the BBC aired the Swiss-style assisted suicide of a 71-year-old Briton as part of a moving and highly-controversial debate on the “right to die.”

Do you think the airing of this suicide will help or hurt the "right to die" movement?




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Registered: 03-18-2000
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 2:51pm

Here's the BBC's link which has further interesting links......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/assisted_suicide

I saw a documentary about assisted suicide not too long ago. It was very tastefully done.

This film didn't promote or hurt the right to die movement IMO.

Assisted suicide documentary: Oscar-winning director defends Dignitas clinic film The Oscar-winning maker of a controversial documentary that will show the assisted suicide of a man at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland has defended the programme. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3700580/Assisted-suicide-documentary-Oscar-winning-director-defends-Dignitas-clinic-film.html

 


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