Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Even-Handed UK Debate - How Unusual!!

This is a pretty even debate, with Baroness Mary Warnock not her usually flappy self.
Assisted dying debate: When Mary met Cristina
This week the Centre for Policy Studies published a report, written by Cristina Odone, called Assisted Suicide: How the Chattering Classes Have Got It Wrong. She simultaneously wrote a personal piece about how she had refused to help her seriously ill father die. Lady Warnock, in contrast, was taking part in a debate arguing that the terminally ill should have the legal right to be helped to end their lives. This week, the Guardian brought them together to explore their differences. This is an edited report of their conversation, which was frank but good-humoured. Warnock kicked off in typically robust fashion … more

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