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Mother with terminally ill son

UK mother admits ending life of terminally ill son 41 years ago

A mother has admitted giving her terminally ill seven-year-old son a large dose of morphine to stop his suffering and “quietly end his life”. Antonya Cooper, from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, said her son Hamish had stage 4 cancer and was in “a lot of pain” before his death in 1981. Now facing a terminal diagnosis herself, she made the admission to BBC Radio Oxford as part of an effort to change the law on assisted dying. Police said they were investigating her case. Assisted suicide – intentionally helping another person to end their life – and euthanasia – deliberately ending a person’s life – are illegal in England.

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