U.K. MEDICAL EXPERT: DEMENTED ELDERLY HAVE A DUTY TO DIE
You knew it wouldn't be long before the "right-to-die" became the "duty to die". Surprise! Dutiful death has arrived in Britain. The West has given up God and the notion of an absolute moral authority as the basis of our legal system. Now we are left with man-made morality and arbitrary laws which subject us to the whim and caprice of whomever happens to be in charge, and whatever happens to be "best" for the State--in other words TYRANNY.
HT: STELLA LITTLE!!--Excerpts from Mailonline: "Elderly people with dementia have a duty to die, one of the country's most influential experts on medical ethics said yesterday.
"Baroness Warnock said that for the old and sick who are contemplating dying, 'there is nothing wrong with feeling you ought to do so.'
"Her remarks in an interview with a church journal were the first public suggestion from any expert with close links to Whitehall that euthanasia should not only be legal but that elderly people should be pressed towards death.
"Lady Warnock said: 'If you are demented, you are wasting people's lives, your family's lives, and you are wasting the resources of the National Health Service.'"
"Lady Warnock, 84, was the head of the committee which during the 1980s opened the way for legal research on human embryos. Influential in education as well as in medical ethics, she became an open supporter of euthanasia after her painfully-ill husband was helped to die by his doctor in 1995.
"She told the Church of Scotland's magazine Life and Work: 'I've just written an article called A Duty to Die? for a Norwegian periodical. I wrote it really suggesting that there is nothing wrong with feeling you ought to do so for the sake of others as well as yourself.'
"She added: 'I am absolutely, fully in agreement with the argument that if pain is insufferable, then someone should be given help to die, but I feel there is a wider argument that if somebody absolutely, desperately wants to die because they are a burden to their family, or the state, then I think they too should be allowed to die.'"
"Some 700,000 people in Britain have dementia and the number is expected to double over the next 30 years."
"Phyllis Bowman of the Right to Life group said: 'When has loving somebody been a waste?"
"Euthanasia remains a crime - murder - in England. However, the 2005 Mental Capacity Act endorsed in legislation the right of people to draw up a 'living will' in which they can order doctors to kill them if they become too ill to speak for themselves.
"Patients are killed by the withdrawal of water tubes, which are considered to be treatment under a 1990s House of Lords judgement.
"Doctors who ignore such living wills - or ignore the instructions of someone appointed by an incapacitated patient to make medical decisions for them - commit a crime and can face prison."