Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pro-Deathers Want Assisted Killing For Alzheimer's Patients

One of the key pro-death defenses is that people who want assisted killing or euthanasia be in their right mind. Predictably, the prodeathers in the UK are pushing the envelope - that people NOT in their right mind should be able to undergo assisted killing or euthanasia. It's all so predictable.
Hay Festival 2011: people with Alzheimer's have a 'right to die peacefully', says Professor Lewis Wolpert
Prof Lewis Wolpert urged the Government to look again at the issue of euthanasia. The 81-year-old emeritus professor of biology at University College London has written a book, You're Looking Well, which explores the process of getting old.
Speaking at Hay Prof Wolpert, patron of the charity Dignity in Dying, said: "One of the most terrible things about ageing is Alzheimer's. People with Alzheimer's have a nightmare time and those who look after them have an equally nightmare time. It's a major problem. Of the problems associated with ageing, Alzheimer's I regard as probably the worst. It is absolutely terrible. And it's still not terribly well understood. more

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