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  • Paul Burt 2 weeks

    Good article, Bernadette. It seems obvious that once the principle that the presence of ‘intolerable suffering’ (as the subject now sees it, or formerly saw it, when they had  ‘mental capacity’, or as observers now see it), is grounds for euthanasia, there is no logical limit to these grounds. The real issues are not ‘democratic rights’ but what death is, whether we survive it in some form, and whether the way we die has a bearing on the form of existence we may experience after death. The issue is not the adequacy of palliative care, which will be rejected by some however good it is. The Church has an obligation to speak the truth, Paul Burt