Skip to comments.Baroness Warnock: Euthanasia abroad would mean a 'two-tier death service’
Posted on 10/04/2008 2:43:58 PM PDT by wagglebee
Baroness Warnock, Britains leading expert on medical ethics and a vocal supporter of euthanasia, has said that it would be wrong to give immunity from prosecution to relatives who help terminally ill patients to die abroad.
Lady Warnock, 84, who recently provoked an outcry when she said that people suffering from dementia should be allowed to end their lives for the greater good, said that unless the ban on assisted suicides was also lifted in Britain, such a move would lead to a two-tier death service.
It would seem to me to be a blatant abuse to say we are going to allow for assisted suicide abroad but not in our own backyard, she told The Times.
Lady Warnock was commenting in the wake of the High Court case brought by Debbie Purdy, who had primary progressive MS diagnosed in 1995, and who is now confined to a wheelchair. Ms Purdy, 45, has said that when her condition becomes unbearable she hopes to end her life at a clinic in Switzerland or Belgium where assisted suicide is legal, but wants to know whether her husband will be prosecuted if he helps her.
Dignitas, a Swiss charity that helps to organise assisted suicides, claims that more than 100 Britons have travelled to Switzerland without anyone being prosecuted. However, Ms Purdy says that it is not enough for British authorities to appear to be turning a blind eye; she wants the Crown Prosecution Service to clarify its position.
The High Court reserved its judgment on her case yesterday.
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No, you are going through a natural stage of LIVING.
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Dear heavens, I guess she thinks this of Margaret Thatcher too?!
The absolute universal disregard for human life at any stage is completely horrifying!!!
Well, if the evil b*tch wants to euthanize a broad, why not start with herself.
Euthanasia are already abroad, aren’t they?
“Lady Warnock, 84, who recently provoked an outcry when she said that people suffering from dementia should be allowed to end their lives for the greater good,”
The next step is to have anyone who disagrees with liberals declared “demented”.
One suggestion: Actuarial tables already tell us the age at which men and women should be dead. Let’s establish a similar table to establish at what age Baroness Whosis is demented. I think she’s passed it, and is now a candidate for her treatment of choice.
If she's demented she shouldn't be the one to make the choice.