The other day, I wrote about concerning proposals coming out of Canada which could have profound and disturbing consequences. The proposal is that medically assisted dying (euthanasia) should be made available for those with disabilities and for children, even under 1 year old. The purpose for this is said to be that this would enable… Continue reading Euthanasia and the real choice: A culture of life or a culture of death?
In what world is infanticide not a moral issue?
One of the great concerns many of us have had about movers to legalise euthanasia is the potential for things to slide further and in an even more dangerous direction. I am opposed to euthanasia in principle because I do not believe that it is for us to determine when death comes. However, even for… Continue reading In what world is infanticide not a moral issue?
We need to challenge the disturbing ways that older generations are spoken about and to
About 100 years ago, as the world struggled with the aftermath of a Global pandemic, as warfare on a horrific scale in Europe brought fear and as people faced poverty and hardship because of economic depression, there were those who were keen to turn the focus on specific classes of people and encourage the politics… Continue reading We need to challenge the disturbing ways that older generations are spoken about and to
The tragic case of Archie Battersby: Are we helping or hurting?
This weekend, the courts made the decision that Archie Battersby’s life support should be switched off. This was not the ruling that his friends and family wanted to hear. Our first thoughts and prayers should be with them. It is natural, right and good that a parent will do everything that they can to fight… Continue reading The tragic case of Archie Battersby: Are we helping or hurting?
A breakthrough attack on abortion ethics will come at some point
The biggest concern in public health at the moment is that an escape mutation of the COVID-19 virus will emerge. This variant will have the ability to break through the current immunity defences of vaccines and natural immunity leading to a new wave of serious illness, hospitalisation and sadly deaths. The hope is that vaccine… Continue reading A breakthrough attack on abortion ethics will come at some point
Covid and euthanasia of the elderly
Dystopian Literature often focuses on the concept that elderly people in an ordered authoritarian society will be required to accept that a day will come when they must lay down their lives. For example, in “The Fixed Period” by Trollope, the inhabitants of Britannica near New Zealand legislate that at 67 years old, citizens should… Continue reading Covid and euthanasia of the elderly
Evil Nazis, The Sky fairy and questions about abortion and euthanasia
Today in the House of Commons there will be an attempt to amend the Domestic Abuse bill in order to significantly liberalise the abortion laws still further. I am asking all MPs including our local MPs John Speller and Preet Kaur-Gill to vote against this. I have two reasons for asking them to do this.… Continue reading Evil Nazis, The Sky fairy and questions about abortion and euthanasia