People with disability and euthanasia

This short piece highlights the problems of the euthanasia debate. Even if we believe in some sort of ‘allowing people to die’ gracefully when they are in very difficult circumstances, the reality of the utilitarian, economic calculus means that a change in the law would have appalling consequences. It would mean that some people, who may already feel ‘second rate’, will carry the further burden of knowing they have the constant decision about ending their own lives. Of course the whole discussion about disability is based on the untruth that there is a line between the able and disabled. Christian theology tells us otherwise.


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