BBC accused of ‘promoting euthanasia by ignoring rights of disabled’

BBC accused of ‘promoting euthanasia by ignoring rights of disabled’

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Telegraph  |  05 February 2010

BBC accused of ‘promoting euthanasia by ignoring rights of disabled’

The BBC has been accused of promoting euthanasia by a cross-party group of MPs who called on ministers to threaten to cut off the supply of public money to the broadcaster.

A Commons motion highlighted the high profile given by the BBC to author Sir Terry Pratchett’s speech in favour of assisted suicide Photo: BBC

A Commons motion said the Corporation ”misused public funds” in its coverage of the issue, highlighting the high profile given to author Sir Terry Pratchett’s speech this week in favour of assisted suicide.

The motion claimed the BBC ”ignored the rights of the disabled” and had used drama as well as news to promote its pro-euthanasia stance.

Tory Ann Winterton (Congleton) has the support of one Tory and four Labour MPs for her early day motion…

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Guardian  |  4 February 2010

‘Kay Gilderdale should have been investigated’

In cases of assisted dying, anyone involved should have to account for their actions, says Phil Friend

Like a lot of other people I watched Panorama on Monday evening which focused on the subject of assisted dying. The central issue concerned whether Kay Gilderdale should have been prosecuted for assisting her daughter Lynn to die…

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