Sunday, July 19, 2009

Aborting the Old

Peter Hitchens says it is only a matter of time until we start killing the old because they are a burden:
These hard cases and emotional scenes are the equivalent of the old argument for abortion, that if you didn’t fully legalise it people would go to dangerous amateurs and die horribly.


And as soon as it was replaced by a more liberal law, the present annual massacre began, and continued to grow. The same will happen to the old and unwanted. It will start with a few dozen annual trips to Zurich, urged on by ‘compassionate’ relatives and complaisant doctors. It will end with our hospitals switching on the morphine pump earlier and earlier.

Any one who does not understand that a "right" to die will quickly become an obligation to die has his head in the sand.

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