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If we are wise, we will learn from the experience of others rather than from our own mistakes

In an article published in The Guardian Baroness Ilora Finlay explores what has happened in those jurisdictions that have gone down the 'assisted dying' road.  She draws attention to rising death rates, 'doctor shopping' (with one Oregon doctor having written no less than 27 prescriptions for lethal drugs in 2015), the fallibility of prognosis, the dangers of mission creep and the arbitrary nature of so-called safeguards.  "If we are wise", she concludes, "we will learn from the experience of others rather than from our own mistakes".

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