Euthanasia, now legal in several countries, is illegal in Britain. Pressure for its legalisation has steadily increased in recent years. So far no British Government has been prepared to make euthanasia legal.
There is constant pressure from groups favouring legalised euthanasia for the legalisation of assisted suicide as a first step towards having euthanasia made legal. Assisted suicide bills in Parliament have so far been unsuccessful. A new assisted suicide bill may be introduced in Parliament soon.
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