Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Interesting Commentary On The UK's Falconer Commission

Here’s a interesting commentary on the findings on assisted suciide by the Falconer Commission in the UK.
Live and let die
Well, here we are in a new year. I’d hardly want to add to the storm of retrospection, recapitulation, wishlists and general crystal-gazing that you have been subjected to over the last fortnight or so. The editors have put together packages, the experts have spoken, the new has been rung in and the old has been rung out. So I’ll give in to what may be some deep-seated perversity and look at a variation of the ringing out bit, with a twist.
This week, after a year of hearing evidence and arguments, and deliberation, the Commission on Assisted Dying is going to recommend to the British government that helping terminally ill people to commit suicide should be made legal, though under strict safeguards. more

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