Why euthanasia is a bad idea
(Original Title : Truthspeakers : Alex Schadenberg on euthanasia of “difficult patients” in the UK)
When my mother was gradually losing her memory, and sometimes wanting to die, my Dad knew he could not end her life for her. I’m glad he had that depth of conviction, but I’m also glad that the laws of our land do not permit euthanasia or assisted suicide. I hope that does not change, despite the recent ruling by Justice Lynn Smith.
In a recent blog post ( Killing patients who are difficult to manage is becoming common in the UK ), Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition describes what happens in a society where euthanasia comes to be seen as normal. I don’t normally reblog, in fact I have only done so on one other occasion, but this post was too significant to ignore. Please take the time to click on the link and read it.