Sunday, October 19, 2008

Assisted suicide in England, continued

The recent case of an Englishman whose family travelled with him to Switzerland to end his life has led to renewed debate on English laws against assisted suicide. The Telegraph quotes the British philosopher Mary (Baroness) Warnock:
""We have a moral obligation to other people to take their seriously reached decisions with regard to their own lives equally seriously," she said.
Her comments came after Mr James' parents were questioned by West Mercia Police after travelling with him to Switzerland. "

1 comment:

sallreen said...

In February, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider the legality of the Bush administration's effort to outlaw physician-assisted suicide in Oregon, raising the possibility that a ruling by the Court during its next term could effectively invalidate the controversial Oregon law known as the Death with Dignity Act.
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