Euthanasia

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Right of Reply: Capital punishment does not contradict Christian scriptures

crucifixion

The capital execution of christ

The debate about capital punishment continues. James Garry wrote an article in support of the death penalty, while A.P. Schrader issued a rebuttal claiming that capital punishment cannot be justified, especially on Christian grounds. In this piece, Garry replies to Schrader that the scriptures do allow capital punishment.

My debate with Mr Schrader took an interesting Biblical turn, which I want to make the main thrust of this argument. A few things beforehand:

Mr Schrader suggests that capital punishment supporters carry a card Continue reading

Right of Reply: Get our editor a ‘Death Penalty Supporter Card’ and hold him to it

thou shalt not kill

Thou shalt not kill

On the 5th of August, James Garry wrote a piece outlining his support for the reinstatement of the death penalty. A.P. Schrader cares to disagree and tells us why Garry is wrong and also why it is wrong to kill people for their crimes.

A rather distressing development has occurred. In its infinite wisdom, Her Majesty’s Government launched a new ‘e-petitions’ site. The obviously fatuous (one might almost say ‘Blairesque’) idea behind this innovation is that any ‘e-petition’ that secures over a hundred thousand signatures will be “eligible for debate in the House of Commons”. It is a mind-bogglingly stupid idea and, one Continue reading

Why I support the reintroduction of the death penalty

A scene from the film about the hangman Albert Pierrepoint.

A scene from the film about the hangman Albert Pierrepoint.

The capital punishment debate is back. If Guido Fawkes can collect 100,000 signatures for an e-petition, politicians will be forced to debate it in Parliament. James Garry puts forward the case in support of its reintroduction.

I support capital punishment and I am pleased to see that, via the endeavours of the blogger Guido Fawkes, the debate has returned to the public forum. Mine is already one of the signatures on the e-petition on capital punishment debated in Parliament – not that I think the Continue reading

Euthanasia: When doctors are asked to play executioner

We must always choose life over death

The euthanasia lobby gains momentum; doctors are becoming cavalier about their desire to terminate the lives of people they deem to occupy a Persistent Vegetative State. In the Netherlands, where assisted suicide is legal, the system has been abused. Whatever the good – and bad – intentions of the euthanasia lobby, we must always choose life over death, writes A.P. Schrader.

Who can fail to have been moved by the plight of the sister of a severely brain-damaged woman – known only as ‘M’ –  who is Continue reading

Burying The Pratchett: We Must Not Legalise Euthanasia

So, the iconoclastic Left redoubles its attack on the greatest injunction of them all: Do not murder. Predictably, the “impartial” BBC is at hand to coax and cheer for a change in the law to make assisted suicide legal. This was evidenced by the deeply partial documentary Choosing to Die originally broadcast on BBC2 at 21:00 on Monday the 13th of June.  The bien pensant who fronted the BBC’s propagandist documentary was Sir Terry Pratchett, the novelist and Alzheimer’s disease sufferer.

I was aware of Pratchett’s novels; I was aware he dressed entirely in black as if to contrast himself with the strikingly garish covers of his books; I was aware of his campaigning for the legalisation of euthanasia.

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