‘Assisted suicide is not an act of compassion’

Kevin Yuill says assisted suicide is a product of a modern crisis of morality.

With the debate over assisted suicide still raging in Britain, Belgium’s latest decision to extend the ‘right to die’ to terminally ill children appeared a grotesque example of what could happen if assisted suicide were legalised here. In this discussion, author and academic Kevin Yuill goes beyond the slippery-slope argument and challenges the ideas underpinning the campaigns for assisted suicide – from the idea that assisted suicide is a compassionate act to the very concept of a ‘right to die’ itself. Listen and download below.

 

 

 

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