This page sets out the arguments against allowing euthanasia. The present attempt to make euthanasia and assisted-suicide legal in New Zealand is a matter of extremely serious concern. Could euthanasia ever be safely regulated? Would legalising euthanasia have knock-on effects?
Baroness Ilora Finlay is a doctor, professor of palliative medicine at Cardiff University and an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords. Their argument is that it would be wrong for us to do so. We want to encourage you to take the time to become fully informed about this very important issue. They know that we can do it because God has given us free will.
Religious people don't argue that we can't kill ourselves, or get others to do it. Our lives are not only our lives for us to do with as we see fit. She explains to Michael Fitzsimons how her opposition to euthanasia is not on religious grounds, but entirely a matter of public safety. It's possible to argue about the way we've divided up the arguments, and many arguments could fall into more categories than we've used.
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