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We already have right to die

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24.06.2019

OPINION: Grant Illingworth QC is concerned that if David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill is enacted, we somehow would be breaching the social contract on which our entire system of law rests. That would be a pretty big deal, if true.

The problem with this argument is that if it is correct, we've already broken that social contract long ago. Which makes me think that his objection can't really be as strong as it first appears.

His claim is this: the State has a fundamental obligation to protect its weakest and most disadvantaged members.

Allowing doctors to actively provide aid in dying breaches this obligation, because some weak and disadvantaged individuals inevitably will die because of it. Therefore, if the State permits such action to take place, it will breach its obligations to its citizens.

READ MORE:
* Euthanasia bill would be rife for exploitation by the selfish and the abusive, says QC
* Choice on dying currently extends only one way. How cruel is that
* Euthanasia too final when the risk of error is too great - Doctors

How do we know that weak and disadvantaged individuals will die? Well, he says, some........

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