What do we think of assisted dying?

This Writer is in two minds.

On one hand, we have the arguments of (among others) the very-recently deceased author Terry Pratchett, that it is important to allow people with terminal conditions to die with dignity.

On the other, we have an extremely irresponsible government that, in This Writer’s opinion, would welcome abuses of any assisted dying regime because they would reduce the benefit bill. Look at the current controversy over the deaths of people on Incapacity Benefit.

MPs are discussing the issue today (September 11).

MPs are debating whether some terminally ill adults in England and Wales should be allowed to end their lives with medical supervision.

Under proposals, people with less than six months to live could be prescribed a lethal dose of drugs, which only they are allowed to take.

It could lead to the first vote in the House of Commons on the issue in nearly 20 years.

Source: Assisted Dying Bill: MPs start ‘right to die’ debate – BBC News

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