Rather like gay marriage, once reform has happened, people in the future will struggle to understand why some had previously objected.
Posts Tagged: Assisted Dying
Georgia L. Gilholy: Gordon Brown is right. Legalising euthanasia would spell disaster for the vulnerable.
Euthanasia campaigners are misled about what the true impact of this legal and cultural watershed would be.
The suicide of Rose Paterson, and what her husband, Owen Paterson, is doing to prevent more self-killings
“How on earth didn’t I notice?” he said – and that question is near the heart of the charity that he and his family have set up, the Rose Paterson Trust.
Interview. Therese Coffey – “An element of a kinder politics is not calling other people bigots because you don’t agree with them.”
Here’s her take on Universal Credit, science, Liverpool, same-sex marriage – and her department. “Big thanks to the Jabs Army, we are the Jobs Army.”
Desmond Swayne: Same old Assisted Dying plan, same old unresolved problem – that it would put the vulnerable at risk
From medical prognoses through doctors’ assessments to non-existent codes of practice, the proposal lacks reliable safeguards.
Andrew Mitchell: I used to be adamantly opposed to all forms of assisted dying. Here’s why I’ve changed my mind.
By the end of these meetings, I was invariably left with the overwhelming feelings that we would not let an animal we loved be treated in such a way.
We published an article by the former Minister trailing his new book, and will be linking to each of its chapters as they are released.
Giving terminally ill, mentally competent adults more choice and control at the end of their lives is a Conservative goal. We should support it.
We don’t need the Government to make us compassionate in private life – and public policy challenges seldom have straightforwardly kind solutions.
Marris claims his Bill is about people choosing to die ‘by their own hand’ – can this be true if they are in need of assistance?
Nadhim Zahawi MP: Love and mercy shouldn’t be a path to prison. It’s time to legalise assisted dying.
At the moment, due to the lack of clarity, the decision lies in the hands of the doctor. This is the exact reverse of what the situation should be.