Sir Terry of Pratchettshire’s recent documentary about assisted suicide has made for quite a notable occurrence. You can still watch it online, if you live in the UK or know some nifty trick to persuade your browser that you do.
Not all the public reaction has been positive, though, to what sounds like a basically humane and sensitive look at an important subject. Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship, for instance, has noted some facts that were not included in the documentary. I know, I was shocked as well to learn that a one-hour programme didn’t contain the entire history of everything. And oh look, Nazis!
Political Scrapbook is familiar with this guy’s rather tawdry-sounding organisation, and there’s not a lot needs to be said about it. But I’m sure some legitimate criticism of the assisted suicide movement may exist, and no doubt there are some important points to be considered which deserve more of an airing than this documentary afforded them.
I’m too sleepy to start getting all philosophical about it myself just now, but feel free to give me something to bounce off of in the comments.