Two threads by me.
Guidelines on assisted suicide law will be published by the Director of Public Prosecutions this week to clarify when people are likely to be prosecuted.
Keir Starmer QC told the BBC factors that would be considered included whether anyone helping in the suicide stood to gain financially.
He said assisted suicide would remain an offence as the law was unchanged.
Labour minister Ed Balls said he hoped Mr Starmer would "err on the side of being very, very cautious".
The guidelines for England and Wales come after a legal battle won by Debbie Purdy, who has multiple sclerosis.
The Law Lords accepted earlier this year that Ms Purdy, from Bradford, had a right to know whether her husband Omar Puente would be prosecuted if he helped her to travel abroad to commit suicide. . .
Before she took her own life, Pamela Weston wrote a letter explaining her reasons for ending it all. There is nothing else I want to do. Nothing else I can do. Im too weak, too tired. Ive had a wonderful, happy life. Now its over.
The 87-year-old distinguished classical musician and writer, who in her prime performed at the Festival Hall and for Clement Attlee at No 10 Downing Street, is the latest Briton to commit assisted suicide. She died on September 9 at the Swiss clinic, Dignitas.
News of her death comes as the director of public prosecutions (DPP) prepares to issue legal guidelines on assisted suicide in England and Wales. They are expected to remove the threat of prosecution from anyone who compassionately assists a terminally ill or chronically disabled person to commit suicide. It will remain an offence to influence them. . .
Thread by mlizzy.
Flagstaff, AZ Just a week after Jim Pouillon was shot and killed for his public stand against abortion, 69-year old Johnny Wallace was attacked by two women as he held two non-graphic, text-only signs protesting abortion in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Saturday.
Wallace was alone in front of City Hall on the busiest street in town at the time of the attack with signs that read, Abortion kills more black Americans in four days than the Klan killed in 150 years, and Life begins at conception and ends at Planned Parenthood. Wallace was known to protest at that location every day.
Wallace was approached from behind by two women, both 48, who began by yelling profanities at him. One then attempted to take way and destroy his sign. After Wallace was wrestled to the ground, the other woman joined the attack...
There is nothing else I want to do. Nothing else I can do.”
She could have spent her last days praying for others. How selfish.