Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Voluntary Euthanasia Society
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an organization in the UK which aims to change the law that forbids helping seriously ill people to die if they wish to. There is a similar organization in the US called the Hemlock Society.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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