California legislature approves bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide | The Japan Times

English: Skull and crossbones

English: Skull and crossbones (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Japan Times reports this Reuters  breaking news that the California legislature on Friday approved a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients despite opposition from religious and disability rights groups. This is a must-read.

Source: California legislature approves bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide | The Japan Times

In my mind, this is truly pioneering leglislation. Reaction will be carefully monitored around the world, as politicians sharpen their arguments on this hotly contested issue.

Of course, there will be major push-back from conservatives, religious and disability rights groups but on the back of liberalism towards gays and smoking soft drugs, I expect growing acceptance of legal physically-assisted suicide.

Thoughts?

Dr Raj Persaud: Research Reveals the Best Country for Longevity and Health – But Is the NHS Terminally Ill?

Second Life: National Health Service (UK):

Second Life: National Health Service (UK): (Photo credit: rosefirerising)

Second Life: National Health Service (UK):

Second Life: National Health Service (UK): (Photo credit: rosefirerising)

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………This is an interesting article which summarizes recent research published in the influential Lancet medical journal. Check it out!

Dr Raj Persaud: Research Reveals the Best Country for Longevity and Health – But Is the NHS Terminally Ill?.

For me, it once again confirms that UK healthcare policy is in need of radical reform.

What do you think?

English: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

English: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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