Tuesday, September 11, 2012

UK: Making Decisions About Who Lives, Who Dies

Here’s a good take on the ongoing debate around assisted suicide in the UK.
Assisted dying: who's to decide when a life is not worth living?
An extraordinary poll published by the British Humanist Association (BHA) highlights the public ambivalence about assisted suicide and euthanasia. In conjunction with other recent surveys, it shows that more people are in favour of the law allowing the killing of relatively healthy patients like Tony Nicklinson than of those who are terminally ill.
The "respectable" wing of the assisted dying movement, Dignity in Dying, wants a very limited right to medically assisted suicide: only people who are terminally ill and in full possession of their faculties would qualify. Even this limited position is hugely controversial. more

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