British doctors reject proposed euthanasia law ahead of Lords vote Holly Manges Jones at 3:01 PM ET
[JURIST] British doctors belonging to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) [profession websites] have said they oppose [RCGP statement] a bill now before the UK House of Lords [official website] that would permit terminally ill patients to choose death by euthanasia. The RCGP says it "firmly believes that with current improvements in palliative care, good clinical care can be provided within existing legislation." Over 70 percent of doctors are against the proposed euthanasia law, according to two surveys conducted by the RCP [RCP statement].
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