Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Scottish Take On The Dangers Of Assisted Killing

This is a hard-hitting piece about what will become of Scotland if assisted killing is ever legalized. While the author's cynicism shows in the second half, it's not, unfortunately, as outrageous as it might have been even a few years ago.
Does the Scottish way of death beckon?
As the BBC watched a sick man kill himself in Switzerland last week, the world became a chillier place for the weak and the dying who do not possess a plump bank account and who still believe in the sacredness of life. The lives of those whose disability and infirmity make them rely on our care and compassion became a little more cheap and, thus, a little more vulnerable. more

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