Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Deo Gratias

Lord Falconer's pro assisted suicide amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill has been rejected in the House of Lords.
See John Smeaton's post for further details.
I was intrigued by the report of what Baroness Kennedy apparently said:

Baroness Kennedy QC, contrary to expectation, opposed the amendment. Although generally favouring personal choice, she argued that in the situation of offering assisted suicide to the terminally ill, the offer of choice would result in an erosion of choice. (my italics)

Isn't "choice" the mantra of the pro-abortion lobby?

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I'm surprised and pleased. Perhaps the arguement that the 'choice' to be killed will become the obligation to be killed has actually struck a nerve somewhere.
    Certainly I believe there was some evidence coming out of Oregan USA that people felt obliged to accept euthanasia rather than be a "burden" on family.
    Perhaps there is hope for dilapidated ol'cripples like me after all :)