Should people suffering from terminal illness or in terrible pain be allowed to take their own life? Should doctors help them?
British law currently forbids it but there are voices asking for a change. At the forefront is “Dignity in Dying” whose Chief-Executive Sarah Wootton argues that allowing people to choose when and how they die is an extension of personal liberty.
Revd George Pitcher is an Anglican priest. He argues in his new book “A Time To Live - the argument against euthanasia and assisted dying”, that human dignity requires us to respect human life.
Both the legal and Christian ramifications are discussed as they are joined by Revd Paul Badham, also an ordained Anglican who believes that assisted-dying is a moral option.
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For George Pitcher’s book “A Time to Live” see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Live-Against-Euthanasia-Assisted/dp/1854249878/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281622100&sr=1-1
For Paul Badham’s book “Is there a Christian case for Assisted dying?” see http://www.amazon.co.uk/There-Christian-Case-Assisted-Dying/dp/0281059195
For Dignity in Dying see http://www.dignityindying.org.uk/
For an anti-euthanasia viewpoint see http://www.carenotkilling.org.uk/
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