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Four Quick Videos on the Falconer Commission on 'Assisted Dying' – What is it all about?

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10th January 2012

Four Quick Videos on the Falconer Commission on 'Assisted Dying'

5 January 2012 marked the launch of the findings of the Commission on Assisted Dying, proposed by Dignity in Dying, funded by Sir Terry Pratchett and chaired by Lord Falconer.

The Commission has called for a change in the law in England and Wales, to allow assisted suicide for adults who are terminally ill and mentally competent but the Care Not Killing alliance, believes that the current law does not need changing.

Over the last few days CNK has done around 50 broadcast interviews on it including BBC, Sky and international TV networks.

The issues are complex and can be difficult for people to get the big picture so in the four short You Tube videos below the main issues are summarised in the form of five key questions.

They should provide a helpful overview for anyone with an interest in the issue but without too much time to spare.

1. Was the Falconer Commission sufficiently balanced? (1m54s)

2. Do the Falconer recommendations contain sufficient safeguards? (2m10s)

3. Why has Parliament refused to change the law so far? (1m02s)

4. What happens now that the Falconer Commission has reported? (1m41s)

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