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10 Questions for David Seymour: #9

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by Care Alliance, 24 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July. #9. Why is assisted suicide seen as a compassionate act for young disabled people when suicide is seen as a tragedy for other young people? Not… Read more »

John Fox: Assisted dying devalues the disabled

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by John Fox, The Spinoff, 18 July 2017 Dr Fox is a trustee of the Elevate Christian Disability Trust. One of my first memories is pain. It was my first hospital operation, a corrective surgery to make it easier to walk. People advanced on four year old me to remove my cast and mobilise my… Read more »

Baroness Warnock: Dementia sufferers may have a ‘duty to die’

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by Martin Beckford, The Telegraph, 18 September 2008 Nine years ago Mr Beckford reported on the musings of Baroness Warnock, Britain’s ‘leading moral philosopher’ and ‘veteran Government adviser’. Lady Warnock said: “If you’re demented, you’re wasting people’s lives – your family’s lives – and you’re wasting the resources of the National Health Service. “I’m absolutely,… Read more »

10 Questions for David Seymour: #8

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by Care Alliance, 21 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July. #8 How does this not undermine suicide prevention efforts? Click here if you or someone you know needs help. Since euthanasia was legalised in the Netherlands… Read more »

10 Questions for David Seymour: #7

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by Care Alliance, 20 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July. #7 How much money will this save in healthcare spending? The ‘unthinkable’ idea that older people cost too much to be cared for, and that this is… Read more »

‘Leftie, feminist, academic’ Shakira Hussein: “Why I don’t support euthanasia (and you shouldn’t either)”

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by Shakira Hussein, Crikey, 17 May 2016 Dr Hussein is a writer and academic at the National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne, researching issues of gender, multiculturalism, gendered violence and radicalisation. She wrote last year: “I considered that opposition to euthanasia was a cause for right-wing social conservatives, not for leftie feminists… Read more »

10 Questions for David Seymour: #6

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by Care Alliance, 18 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July. #6 How do you prevent subtle coercion of older people? In a 2015 New Zealand study published by the Office for Senior Citizens, 10.1% of those aged… Read more »

10 Questions for David Seymour: #5

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by Care Alliance, 18 July 2017 Click here to view the 10 Questions For David Seymour website, with questions (and answers!) being added between 12 July and 25 July. #5 What is the error rate of medical diagnosis? “The diagnosis is wrong 10–15% of the time.” A diverse range of research into this issue over… Read more »

Woman, 77, with osteoarthritis approved for euthanasia in Canada

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by Mia de Graaf, Daily Mail, 28 June 2017 Ms de Graaf reports on a Canadian court case in which ‘AB’, a 77-year old woman with osteoarthritis, asked for euthanasia. Although Canada legalized assisted dying last year for people enduring unbearable suffering, two doctors refused to administer lethal drugs since they feared being charged with murder… Read more »