Guernsey was right to reject assisted dying

by Emilie Yerby, The Economist, 20 August 2018

I cannot imagine ever supporting assisted dying. I want to avoid the false hope of “I would support it if…” because my “if” is hardwired into the way our world works. I would support assisted dying if I could be confident that we got it right every time. And that is impossible.

What are we saying about the way we view disability, or the way we value disabled people’s lives, when any possible definition of eligibility for assisted dying will encompass a substantial number of disabled people?

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