It’s the same problem debating abortion – living, breathing human beings who believe it’s a woman’s right can write to their MP, but unborn babies cannot – and I see similar consequences from the proposed legalisation. Remember: abortion was legalised on the understanding that it would be specific and rare, and if anything reduce death – because now it would be safe. Decades later and the UK aborts around 200,000 a year. This will happen with assisted dying. It will begin as a solution to a phenomenon that undoubtedly pre-exists – suicides motivated by ill-health – but will overtime become the phenomenon itself, not only tolerated but accepted and embedded in the culture.
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