Friday, April 9, 2010

Brit Leader Of Opposition Against Assisted Suicide

David Cameron, who wants to be the next British prime minister, has made his views known, among others, about assisted suicide and euthanasia. He’s against it, which is good. However, it’s interesting to note that he uses the pro-deather term, “assisted dying” a deceitful “soft” term for assisted suicide.
David Cameron answers Catholic Herald readers’ questions
Will you vote against any attempt to legalise euthanasia/assisted suicide?
Again, it’s an issue of conscience, so it should be subject to a free vote in Parliament. But my personal view is that that if assisted dying is legalised, there is a danger that terminally ill people may feel pressurised into ending their lives if they feel they’ve become a burden on loved ones. I don’t believe anyone should be put in this position. So no, I don’t support any change in the law.
I’ve come to this view because I think there is a very fine, but at the same time very important, line to be drawn between allowing nature to take its course under some incredibly painful circumstances and on the other hand allowing doctors or others (however well-intentioned) to accelerate death. I think it would be wrong to tread over this line, because there are very serious implications for our families, and for our society as a whole. more

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