Assisted Suicide as Elder Abuse
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Wesley J. Smith
Anyone paying close attention to recent events must know that the assisted suicide movement’s ultimate destination is suicide as a general right. Now, in another step in the direction of death-on-demand, a notorious UK assisted suicide advocate is escorting an elderly woman to Switzerland to help close her (born-died) parenthesis in time. From the Argus story:
A euthanasia campaigner nicknamed Dr Death has said he is preparing to take a Sussex woman abroad to be helped to die. Michael Irwin said he is expecting to escort the 91-year-old – who does not have a terminal illness – to Switzerland’s Dignitas clinic in the next few months. The woman is believed to be the first person from Sussex to use the clinic. Dr Irwin, a 79-year-old former GP, of Cromwell Road, Hove, has claimed he has helped 50 patients die. Speaking exclusively to The Argus yesterday, he said: “I’m in touch with somebody who lives in Eastbourne who is 91, who is not terminally ill but who will be going to Switzerland in the next two or three months. “She has extensive arthritis. She has decided, “I can’t go on much longer”.