Monday, January 31, 2011

UK: Murder OK If It's "Merciful"

The opposition to assisted suicide, or in this case, I think, plain ol’ murder, is crumbling again. Husband kills wife, says it was what she asked for and for her own good. Goes to jail. Released when he challenges. Pro-deathers in full support. And, by the way, when you hear the pro-deathers squawking that they’re not for “mercy killing” don’t believe it, not for a second. That’s exactly what they want – just without the “mercy” part, if necessary.
Mercy killing ‘so sad’
A CHARITY campaigning for a change in the law to allow assisted dying for the terminally ill has described a Sheffield ‘mercy killing’ case as “terribly sad”.
The organisation Dignity in Dying spoke out after 73-year-old George Webb, of Luke Lane, Wadsley, was freed from prison after challenging the two-year jail term imposed when he was found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife Beryl, 75, on the grounds of diminished responsibility. more

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