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An impassioned plea to keep assisted suicide illegal by a person with a disability

Lizz Carr, from the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) speaks from her vulnerability against doctor-assisted suicide, which, she asserts, will put all disabled people at risk. This is because it will create pressure on persons with disability to choose this legal option, to relieve their family, or perhaps society, of the “burden” of their care.

I, like most people are not disabled in bodily or mental function, can only imagine what such a disability would be like, and many of us imagine that life would not be worth living that way. Does that give the right to the majority to impose this view on persons with disability? No! As fellow human beings with free choice, they can decide for themselves the value of their lives, which they very well may, despite their limitations, treasure. And it is the responsibility of persons without such disabilities to think the best of their lives, and to encourage and to assist them as we can.

Lizz Carr says it best on You Tube (8:13): 

An example of an abuse of this legal option in the Netherlands:

A Regional Review Committee clears Dutch doctor who asked family to hold patient down as she carried out euthanasia procedure

 

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