Pages tagged "Terry Pratchett"
Mar 14, 2015
Terry Pratchett, an author and a euthanasia promoter, died yesterday at the age of 66. By Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick, the director of EPC International first published on Alex Schadenberg's blog.My first 'outing' on the assisted suicide/euthanasia debate was a student debate in Trinity College Dublin. I was very new to the subject and in truth, a very slick Phillip Nitschke wiped the floor with me. I swore it would never happen again, although something similar did, just once more, a couple of months later when the supposedly independent chair of a debate in London, Jon Snow, aggressively turned on those of us who were opposed to legalising any third party intervention in decision-making at the end of someone's life. I have learned a great deal since then, have a much deeper understanding of the catastrophic consequences of laws permitting assisted suicide and/or euthanasia. Continue reading