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The Unacceptability of ‘Quality of Life’

January 18, 2012

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The writer’s attention has recently been drawn to an address made by Cardinal Galen, Bishop of Munster between 1933 and 1946, on the topic of euthanasia. He was a trenchant critic of many Nazi policies, not least those towards the disabled whom the regime classified as ‘unproductive members of society’. Those resident in care homes […]

Assisted Suicide and the End of Love

June 20, 2011

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From a Guest Blogger: Terry Pratchett’s recent documentary Choosing to Die is rightly controversial. When such a prolific writer as Pratchett, suffering from Alzheimer’s, makes a television programme of such emotional intensity as this one, on such a delicate topic as suicide, it is difficult to know exactly how to respond. Having watched most of […]

A ‘Perfect Storm’ for Euthanasia?

June 6, 2011

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A report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into the standard of patient care in hospitals and nursing homes has been dubbed by one commentator as a ‘perfect storm’ for euthanasia advocates, and cited as evidence of the growing ‘culture of death’ enveloping health care. Anthony Ozimic, who has previously studied the effect of abortion […]

After Euthanasia: Will Our Heroes Still be Heroic?

March 14, 2011

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From a guest blogger: A sculpture inside the European Parliament in Brussels is said to represent the interconnectedness of all people. Life in particular is a myriad of interconnected events, ideas and of course people. It has been even been said that a baby throwing a rattle out of its pram affects the farthest star […]

The Disease With a Human Face

December 9, 2010

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From a guest blogger: Consider the following thought-experiment. A particularly sadistic person subjects another human being to horrible torture so severe that the victim’s sufferings are certain to result eventually in death. The victim then begs their tormentor to diminish his or her suffering by hastening the inevitable end. If euthanasia is to be considered […]

Advertising Death

September 15, 2010

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Back in May Channel 4 caused widespread upset by screening the first abortion advertisement ever to be shown in the UK. This month an Australian TV company banned an advert which appeared to be promoting euthanasia. The advert features a sick-looking man sitting on a bed speaking about different choices he has made during his […]