Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fighting for life: Dementia and the elderly

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 10/4/2008 4:05:00 AM
Could a person suffering dementia be put to death? It could happen if a British ethics adviser has her way.

Baroness Helen Mary Warnock, a medical ethics expert and a British government advisor, has been very influential in England. Ken Connor, president of the Center for a Just Society in America, says her beliefs concerning people suffering from dementia have been expressed quite clearly.

"In an interview with the Church of Scotland's Life and Work magazine, [she] advocated in effect that the demented have a duty to die, that they are a waste to their family members and to the resources of the state," Connor explains.

Connor asserts that Warnock believes people ought to have an advance directive permitting someone else to kill them the whole article

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