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Sunday, 8 January 2012

"Blunder Woman - Anne Pryke - Plays God"

Jersey's health minister against assisted suicide

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Jersey's health minister says she will not support any moves to legalise assisted suicide.
Deputy Anne Pryke, who nursed her own husband through a terminal illness, said life was a privilege and should be protected.

She said that she believed dying people often worried they would be a burden on their families, and that the state should work carefully to help them.

Care for such ill people should be about relieving suffering, she added.
Last week a group of experts called for a change in the law to allow assisted suicide.

They have argued that the current system is incoherent and needs to change.
But the panel - the Commission on Assisted Dying - acknowledged that any new arrangements would have to be carefully regulated to protect the vulnerable.

1 comment:

  1. Funny how it is that if your parent/s are in a possition where they cant look after themselves, of god forbid arent even able to think, that when the time comes the states will make the dying member rent their home out to ensure the states are paid. That they paid social security all their life means nothing, that they kept their home till the last minute to give to their offspring means nothing, that their kids can no longer look after them means nothing. Fucking Jersey, get rid of the oldies becauase there is land to develop.