Lord Joffe has authored an assisted suicide bill in the UK House of Lords that, he promises, will restrict assisted suicide to the terminally ill. Only, that is not his goal. As he told the Sunday Times (London), “I can assure you that I would prefer that the [new] law did apply to patients who were younger and who were not terminally ill but who were suffering unbearably,” adding, “I believe that this bill should initially be limited.”
Of course he wants it limited since that is the only chance it has of passing. Once that happened, then he and his allies could go for the wider license that is the ultimate goal of the vast majority of the euthanasia movement.
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