Especially if you’re old and suffer from dementia:
Elderly people suffering from dementia should consider ending their lives because they are a burden on the NHS and their families, according to the influential medical ethics expert Baroness Warnock.
The veteran Government adviser said pensioners in mental decline are “wasting people’s lives” because of the care they require and should be allowed to opt for euthanasia even if they are not in pain.
She insisted there was “nothing wrong” with people being helped to die for the sake of their loved ones or society.
The 84-year-old added that she hoped people will soon be “licensed to put others down” if they are unable to look after themselves.
That’s supposed to be ‘ethical’? Yikes. I’d hate to see what she considers morally abhorrent.
Rebecca adds: Those who don’t know history may not be condemned to repeat it, but they do seem to be condemned to remain too stupid to know whom they’re imitating. As to people being a burden on the NHS (which is more properly understood to be a burden on the British people) – how long until someone tallies the cost of a second trimester abortion against the cost of a lifetime of care for someone with Down’s Syndrome, and declares it a moral imperative to abort babies diagnosed with it?