Monitor: Euthanasia Debate ; British Newspaper Analysis of Diane Pretty's Plea to the High Court to Be Able to Choose When to End Her Life

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Monitor: Euthanasia Debate ; British Newspaper Analysis of Diane Pretty's Plea to the High Court to Be Able to Choose When to End Her Life


Chu, Research Ben, The Independent (London, England)


Daily Express

HER ARGUMENT is, roughly, that were she able-bodied, she would kill herself. Because her disability prevents her from doing so, she is being treated unequally and unfairly. Cut and dried to me but, still, her opponents are preparing for a fight. They never steer far from the thin end of the wedge: that relief for one will lead to murder of another, but they don't really mean it. Scratch their skin, and you'll find the brutality of the religious right underneath: ... their hidden agenda is that they do not believe anybody should want to die until God calls them. Well, damn them to whichever hell they believe in. Meanwhile, I hope Diane and her brave husband do whatever it is they freely choose. I'll bet there isn't a jury in the land that would convict. (Carol Sarler)

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Daily Mail

PEOPLE FACE things in the way they feel is right for them, but Geoff and I never did contemplate euthanasia. We believed in trying to maintain a positive attitude to what remained of his life. I've never regretted our approach .

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