Monday, January 24, 2011

Disabled And Medically Vulerable Will Be The First To Die

Yes, it’s true, the medically vulnerable and disabled will, indeed, be targets if assisted sucide or euthanasia are legalized. That’s what this piece argues. Also, if you want a slice of how the general population sees this issue, read the comments section after the article – chilling.
Don't allow deaths 'under cloak of assisted suicide'
Vulnerable people could be pressured into ending their own lives under laws on assisted suicide, a peer warned today.
Onora Sylvia O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve, said any future legislation could never carry enough safeguards to stop people being exploited.
Speaking ahead of her appearance at the Commission on Assisted Dying today, Baroness O'Neill said she believed there is "no way that we can pass safe legislation that could sufficiently protect vulnerable people". more

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