Baroness Jane Campbell of Surbiton, disability advocate, convenor of NotDeadYet UK and British Peer argued brilliantly in the House of Lords recently against any relaxation of guidelines on prosecutions for assisted suicide in Britain. Her argument holds true for euthanasia also.
This report from the The Telegraph:
Recession has heightened euthanasia 'danger' to disabled and elderly, claims peer
Hostility towards disabled and elderly in wake of recession means it would be a ‘dangerous time’ to consider changing law no assisted suicide, says Baroness Campbell
By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor
The threat to frail elderly and disabled people from relatives tempted to get rid of them under the guise of euthanasia has grown “dramatically” in the wake of the economic downturn, one of Britain’s most prominent disability campaigners has claimed.
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, who suffers from a degenerative illness, issued an impassioned plea in the House of Lords against moves to further relax Britain’s laws on assisted suicide.
She said that it was a “dangerous time” to consider any change.
She argued that part of the legacy of the long economic downturn and austerity programme had been a serious hardening of attitudes towards vulnerable members of society.