Thursday, September 16, 2010

Margaret Somerville Warns The Aussies About Legit Euthanasia

Here’s a report of Canadian ethicist Margaret Somerville warning the Aussies of what legalizing euthanasia will mean. Whenever you see comments by Somerville, read them – urgently.
South Australians told euthansia law will make patients too fearful to access care
LEGALISED euthanasia can leave people too frightened to go to hospital, a medical ethicist said yesterday as an unlikely alliance formed in the latest bid to make euthanasia legal in South Australia.
Dr Margaret Somerville, founding director of Canada's McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, told a palliative care conference in Adelaide that in the Netherlands, where euthanasia is allowed, some people refuse to go to hospital. more

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