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06 / 01 / 2012 - Report on `Assisted Dying` is another attack on the dignity of the weak and vulnerable
Precious Life Statement on `Commission on Assisted Dying` Report
In response to the report from the Commission on Assisted Dying [BBC NEWS - Assisted suicide: 'Strong case for legalisation'], the director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth said,
“This report released by the ‘Commission on Assisted Dying’ is part of a strategy to convince the public that elderly, disabled, or terminally-ill people are better off dead.
This is part of the "culture of death" that is attempting to change attitudes in society, to where killing the weak and vulnerable becomes normal and acceptable.
The situation must never arise where the terminally-ill, disabled, or the elderly feel pressurised by society to end their lives.
So-called "Assisted Dying" – which is only a sugarcoated name for killing - is contrary to the dignity of the human person and therefore totally unacceptable.
Those whose lives are diminished or weakened deserve special respect and should be helped to lead lives as normal as possible, not killed!”
See also: `Biased,` `seriously flawed`: Pro-life groups slam UK report calling for assisted suicide