Right to Die?
Cheerful reading on a Bank Holiday weekend?
I made the most of Saturday turning the pages of this insight into the care of the elderly, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
John Wyatt is a health care professional who knows the topics inside out, and presents the facts around euthanasia with clarity.
The tabloids give great credence to Dignitas in Switzerland, which offers a legal route out of this world…..and into the next.
Belgium, The Netherlands, and parts of the USA have made it legal to arrange “mercy killings”.
Astoundingly important matters in the press are frequently glossed over.
- How do those left behind feel after losing a loved one?
- Why do we assume there is no gain from suffering pain?
- The UK has led a revolution in effective pain relief.
- UK Hospices provide an amazing service those in their last days, weeks, and months.
- Doctors have for centuries sworn the Hippocratic oath, assisted suicide flies in the face of that promise.
- We are not dogs, but human beings made in the image of God.
- What effect does assisted suicide have on the relevant medical staff in Holland?
- During WWII a certain nation practiced euthanasia with disastrous consequences.
- In nations where euthanasia is legal there has been a broadening of the remit of those to be terminated.
- What about greedy relatives?
- We could be creating a “new norm” where the feeble of mind and weak of body feel obliged to agree to being “bumped off’ because they feel like they are a burden.
- Those seeking to promote “The Right to Die” deliberately twist the meaning of key words to cause confusion, and make killing people seem “nice”.
This book presents the facts clearly, and presents a better way forward for our nation.
Why not pick up a copy and examine the “other side” of the euthanasia debate?