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Putting us out of your misery - Euthanasia: Why I am against it

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In this article, Hume outlines what state-sanctioned euthanasia, i.e. legalised euthanasia, would mean for people with disabilities, especially those with very high support needs who may not be able to speak for themselves. She backs her argument up with information from the Dutch experience. She also exposes Peter Singer's* reportedly 'compassionate' views as imminently dangerous to the rights and actual lives of people with disabilities. This indeed is frightening stuff, given that it may soon be legalised in NSW. Frightening also because it has the power to affect the lives of our own family members, friends and allies. * Peter Singer is Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University, Melbourne. Keyword: Ethics

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Author
Hume, Joan
Source
Quad Wrangle, Spring
Publisher
AQA
Publication Date
1 January 1995
Category
Person with disability
Keywords
Ethics
Origin
Australia

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