I spy a slippery slope

Those who assist a friend or relative to end their lives on compassionate grounds will not be prosecuted, however, it will still be a crime to act as “ringleader” or “organiser” of the death of a person who has been “vulnerable to manipulation”.

No, I know, slippery slope arguments can be a failure of logic: for all too often there\’s no inevitability about sliding down it.

This is one I\’m certain will be slipped down. Just as the Liverpool Pathway has slid from not striving officiously to keep alive to the withdrawal of hydration so as to kill and the desire to make rare abortions legal has led to extremely common legal abortions.

This is nothing at all to do with whether those three decisions are right or wrong, just that all three did indeed start with changes at the extreme and the third will lead to, just as the first two did, what we were expressly told would not happen becoming commonplace.

2 comments on “I spy a slippery slope

  1. The ‘Daily Mash’, as always, says it all:

    THE director of public prosecutions will this week unveil new guidelines that will make it easier for couples to plot each other’s deaths.

    Keir Starmer will outline new rules granting immunity to the partners of vapid, screeching, fat-ankled harridans and windy, flaccid oafs whose greatest achievement is using the ‘series link’ function on Sky+ while cupping their own scrotum.

  2. It’s the “not benefitting financially” part that concerns me.

    I assume you don’t get insurance paid out if you commit suicide, but if you have left your partner all your belongings (and presumably bank account contents) in your Will, then could/will it be argued that they have benefitted financially from your death?

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