Monday, 30 January 2012

Govt Opposes Paralysed Man’s Bid For Euthanasia

"The High Court case of a paralysed man who wants a doctor to be allowed to kill him should be dismissed, the Ministry of Justice has said.

The Government says there are “compelling reasons” for the court not to get involved in Tony Nicklinson’s case, saying that only Parliament can make such a decision.

A medical ethics expert cautioned that cases such as Mr Nicklinson’s are “extremely rare and hard cases make bad law”."

The MoJ are suggesting that as this case is rare, it would be dangerous to allow euthanasia as it would set a precedent. This is what many suggest is the danger of a 'slippery slope'. Do you think in these circumstances euthanasia should be allowed? What would see as the implications if they did?

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