More About Baroness Ilora Finlay
We are dealing with an issue here which goes to the heart of medicine, namely, whether doctors should be licensed by law to involve themselves in aiding and abetting the suicides of patients.
I will never regret that our law protected her; preventing her from ending her life when she was vulnerable to despair.
A fundamental reappraisal is needed of the concept of safeguards for assisted dying.
We challenge the underlying assumptions and the methodology chosen by Battin et al in their of PAS risks among vulnerable groups.
Recent proposals for legalisation in the UK do not pass the real world test of clinical practice and terminal suffering, and their so-called safeguards are paper-thin.
If the law on intentional killing is altered to allow physician-assisted suicide/euthanasia, every clinician looking after sick patients will inevitably be involved at some time. Would you be willing to administer the lethal injection? If not, dont expect others to.
Founded in 2010 by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC and Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Living and Dying Well (LDW) researches and analyses the evidence surrounding the end-of-life debate.