Saturday, March 07, 2009

Assisted suicide again

George Pitcher in The Telegraph produced a compelling and moving piece against assisted suicide.

It is called "The assisted suicides are anything but dignified".

It was inspired by the "latest selfish and demeaning death-on-demand spectacle of British "suicide tourists", in this case wine tycoon Peter Duff and his wife Penelope, travelling to Switzerland to dispose of themselves exposes the (literally) breathtaking flippancy of the organisations involved. Dignitas, the Zurich-based organisation that assists suicides, must be one of the most disgusting enterprises on the planet. But the British-based Dignity in Dying lobby group gives it a run for its money"

One was also struck by the number of adverse comments.