Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Assisted suicide

I'm very concerned by the prospect of assisted suicide becoming law, and the forthcoming 2nd reading in the House of Lords that comes up this Friday, July 18th. For once the Daily Mail is helpful (I have to say its usually a bit of pain generally for the average GP). So catch this, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2686711/Dont-make-mistake-As-assisted-suicide-bill-goes-Lords-Dutch-regulator-backed-euthanasia-warns-Britain-leads-mass-killing.html

There are so many reasons why the law should be left alone. The vulnerable need protection. The value of human life needs to be constantly upheld. The research and effort for palliative care needs to be maintained and even increased, doctors should not become partners in assisted dying-it changes the trajectory of the whole history of medicine and doctor-patients relations.
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