Sunday, October 17, 2010

Margaret Somerville: Killing Is Killing

Canadian Margaret Somerville is a brilliantly, eminently sane voice opposing assisted suicide and euthanasia. Wherever you see Somerville’s work – read it. All of it.
Euthanasia is 'killing,' McGill ethicist tells Quebec hearings
MONTREAL — When religious values were more important in Quebec, it was easier to make the case against euthanasia, McGill University ethicist Margaret Somerville said Thursday before provincial hearings in Montreal.
"Thou shalt not kill" was pretty much the end of the debate, Somerville said.
Now in a largely secular society, euthanasia and assisted suicide remain "morally wrong," Somerville maintains. She prefers the term "killing," as she considers euthanasia and assisted suicide to be euphemisms. more

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