Thursday, January 5, 2012

UK Press Ignores Dangers Of Falconer Commission Recommendations

This is getting just ever so slightly pathetic. The UK media keep assuring the public that the Falconer Commission recommendations are OK because they have been so careful in the conclusions, and how much the report stresses “safeguards.” What absolute poppycock.
Assisted suicide report causes mixed reaction among campaigners
"I feel embarrassed that people from this country have to go, cap in hand, to die in Switzerland," the author Terry Pratchett, who has Alzheimer's disease, told the Guardian in 2010.
Today, a report he partly funded called for parliament to look into a new legal framework that could, for many, allow that terrible pilgrimage to end.
The report from the Commission on Assisted Dying has attracted inevitable criticism because of its origins. Pratchett, who has applied to the Swiss clinic Dignitas, paid for the research with the businessman Bernard Lewis. It was conducted through the thinktank Demos. more

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