Sunday, 15 December 2013

Supporting the right to die always runs the risk of diminishing the right to live

The Guardian columnist, Deborah Orr discusses a very difficult and tragic case:

Frances Inglis should not have been jailed for killing her brain-damaged son – but still, one person cannot decide whether or not another person's life is worth living.


"One person simply cannot take it upon themselves to decide whether another person's life is worth living, however much they love them. Inglis rejects the idea that she was making decisions about the worth of her injured son's life based on grief and shock. I don't see how she could have made a distinction between her own suffering, and the suffering she imagined – possibly accurately or possibly not – that her boy was experiencing." 

Read the full story at The Guardian:

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