Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Legalizing Assisted Suicide Will Pressure Disabled To Die

While the pro-deathers insist that making assisted suicide legal would not be a slippery slope to death on demand, the disability community has it right in this poll - they'll be among the first groups to be pressured to die.
Allowing assisted suicide would 'pressurise disabled to kill themselves'
Celebrities including the author Sir Terry Pratchett and the actor Sir Patrick Stewart have backed a campaign to allow terminally ill patients to receive help to die.
But a new poll found 70 per cent of disabled people were concerned that such a reform would create pressure on vulnerable patients to “end their lives prematurely”. more

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