by Paul Russell, The Spectator Australia, 10 June 2017
Mr Russell is the Founder and Director of HOPE, a leading Australian group opposing the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Putting aside the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide and the spectre of elder abuse for a moment, I am genuinely concerned about the treatment of our elders in Australia and most if not all of the Western world. Aging and the effects of aging make our elders, generally speaking, passive recipients of social policy as well as of the negative tropes that seem to me to be increasing in our media.
And here comes the kicker:
Pro-euthanasia British neurosurgeon, Henry Marsh in an article in The Sunday Times responded to anti-euthanasia messages about risks to the elderly saying that, “They argue that grannies will be made to commit suicide,” he said. “Even if a few grannies get bullied into it, isn’t that the price worth paying for all the people who could die with dignity?”
Got that? It’s “the price worth paying”.
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