The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, is preparing to issue his final clarification on when people in England and Wales will be charged for helping someone to end their life.

Newsnight has spoken to two people who have very different views about the new guidelines.

Over a 10 year period Alison Davis repeatedly asked friends to help her die, but when they refused she attempted to take her own life. She believes that the new assisted suicide guidelines should not make it easier for people to be helped to die. This is her story.

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Audio slideshow by Sarah McDermott. Publication date 19 February 2010.

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