Human Exceptionalism

My Sense is Joffe Bill in Trouble

I have traveled to the UK several times at the request of anti-euthanasia campaigners to help in their battle to oppose legalizing assisted suicide. The Joffe Bill may or may not get out of the House of Lords, and I could be wrong, but my sense is that the legislation is in deep trouble. There appears to be good resistance to the bill, with the disability rights leaders coming forward more strongly to oppose than in the past. More than 70,000 petition signatures have been turned in, and many in the medical community seem to have concluded, correctly, that their participation in causing patients’ deaths would be bad medicine and even worse public policy. This is the latest news in that regard.

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For Democrats, the Party’s Over

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The 24 Democrats

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