Assisted Suicide Is Murder. There’s No Way Its Supporters Can Get Around That

January 8, 2012

Assisted Suicide Is Murder. There’s No Way Its Supporters Can Get Around That

Adam Lovejoy writes from London: Yeah, sure, we’re a funny website and we like to have a bit fun at the expense of all sorts of nasty people, especially politicians. But occasionally we can be very serious, dead serious I would say in this case. That’s why don’t expect to get any laughs out of this one. Let’s first get one thing straight about assisted suicide (AS): it turns people, who help someone to die, into murderers. There’s no way supporters of AS can get around that. And another thing: the issue of assisted suicide draws a distinct line between, on the one hand, people of faith, who believe that a human life is given by God who decides how long it lasts and when it ends, and, on the other hand, atheists, who view man as a descendent from the animal kingdom, created by a series...