Here are the words of Joel Joffe, the distinguished lawyer who introduced an assisted suicide bill to the House of Lords in 2006. “I care about suffering and want the law changed so that those who presently suffer terrible deaths will in future have the option to end their suffering through ending their lives at a time and in the manner of their choice.” In this article we shall look at what is historically the oldest argument for euthanasia, the argument from compassion. . .
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