Skip to comments.Assisted suicide: disabled should not be allowed legally to kill themselves
Posted on 12/19/2009 10:59:35 AM PST by wagglebee
In a submission to a consultation on relaxing the rules on assisted suicide - which ends today - a coaliton of five disabled groups, said that to see suicide as the right solution is to abandon hope. Severely ill and terminally ill people do no deserve society to give up on them.
The group, which is lead by Baroness Campbell, accused others who were pushing for the change as seeking to change the law by the back door by creating the impression that those who assist in a suicide will be immune from prosecution.
Over the past 10 years 100 Britons have travelled to the Dignitas clinic in Switerland to commit suicide. Eight of them were referred for consideration for a prosecution by the DPP.
In one of the cases, Daniel James, who killed himself after becoming paralysed after a rugby accident, Mr Starmer decided that it would be wrong to prosecute his mother who had been punished enough by the experience.
The group, which include the Royal Association for Disabled People, the UK Disabled Peoples Council and the National Centre for Disabled Living, said it was clear that she had done everything in her power to stop him seeking assisted suicide."
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We kill the elderly in this country all the time. People that are expected to live less than 6 months are sent to hospices. The government will fund their stay for 6 months and when the funds run out care is withdrawn and heroin injections begin to numb them until death.
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sorry to say but this “movement” is absolutely useless. because how do you prevent someone traveling to a foreign country where assisted suicide is legal? as far as i know it´s still illegal in britain but this will not stop someone to travel to a country where its legal. there is no way to stop this because i guess it´s difficult to punish someone for suicide after he/she commited it.
“sorry to say but this movement is absolutely useless. because how do you prevent someone traveling to a foreign country where assisted suicide is legal?”
That’s easy. You make it a crime, punishable by the death penalty.
People have the right to take their own lives depsite how much others want them to not do so. There is a difference between what we belive is moral or correct and the decision someone else has the right to make.
It is simply appalling that these social manipulators can twist murder into *assisted suicide* and deny murder by calling abortion; a *woman’s choice*.
What you have expressed is textbook moral relativism. Why would you not try to dissuade someone from doing what you know to be morally wrong?
Thats easy. You make it a crime, punishable by the death penalty.
The left has a long history of applying acceptable words to justify the unacceptable.
I am making a legal and rights argument. We may agree that someone's exercise of their rights is immoral, that does not diminish their right to make the decision.
PS: I never said I would dissuade or not try to dissuade anyone from killing themselves. I said they have a right to do so.
btw i hope that i understood you correct and you havn´t been just sarcastic ;-)
No, the fact that someone has a legal right to do something DOES NOT negate my moral obligation to try to prevent them from what I know is morally wrong.
If you heard I was going to kill myself you would use physical force to prevent me from doing so? Forget what you think about me. LOL!
“assisted suicide” takes me back to the Vince Foster days. Nowadays though it is aspirin overdoses in Chicago.
well depends on the situation. if you hold a gun in your hand hysterical screaming that life just sucks and we would be all better of if we would be just dead... then NO ;-)
if you want to jump from a bridge next to me then yes.
There is a sleight of hand in this. If you’ve decided to kill yourself, you don’t need a law to make it legal, because you can’t be prosecuted once you’ve done it, and even if you fail no one is going to prosecute you.
The law isn’t to make it legal to commit suicide. Its to make it legal to kill people and call it suicide.
Big difference, and its coming.