Euthanasia: we can live without it
For a junior health minister to fly the flag for such a change is strange enough (though we have seen that in other jurisdictions in recent times), but one wonders at the timing of such an announcement that elicited support from a Lib Dem MP as well.
In conjunction with their meeting at Westminster, UK disability activists delivered an important letter to 10 Downing Street, the home of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
The story of the life and death of Jo Beecham points to the better way.
If those proposing legislative change cannot agree on where the line should be drawn, why are we even considering giving them the pencil?
NotDeadYetUK protest Falconer Bill at Westminster.
With Lord Falconer's ássisted dying' bill moving into committee stage in the UK House of Lords, Peter Saunders reports on what happens to public opinion once the facts of the bill are known.
Here’s the advocacy con advanced by suicide promoters in the UK to bludgeon Parliament into legalizing doctor-prescribed death.
He chose to travel to the controversial Dignitas clinic because he could not face the agony of the incurable disease
In what is seen as a surprise move, the UK Guardian has editorialized their opposition to the Falconer Bill about to be debated in the UK House of Lords.
That this notion of 'rational' suicide arises from a man who has a business and marketing plan built around suicide should make us very wary of accepting these assertions.
The Assisted Dying Bill will receive its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 18 July. I’ve written about ‘assisted dying’ before here and here. Having recently engaged in lengthy debate with advocates for the Bill, albeit within the 140 character confines of Twitter, I wanted to add a few further reflections on their arguments.
Stephen Drake, from Not Dead Yet USA shares an excellent analysis of the UK debate and the modus operandi and larger goals fo the pro-euthanasia and assisted suicide lobby:
“Never suggest an inquiry unless you know the outcome beforehand.” A commonly used phrase in politics and, most likely, the kind of advice Sir Humphrey Appleby might have given Jim Hacker MP in the British political comedy, Yes Minister!
We should have no truck with this. There is a far better way of ministering to those paralysed in their choices by fear, dependence and lack of hope.
The nihilistic liberalism evident in Belgium is the future of legalised assisted dying
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