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Church ends taboo on mercy killings (Guardan)

The church may be changing its collective mind (and how!), but I’m afraid I can’t. Whilst I still agree with euthanasia in principle, I’ve yet to hear of a workable way for it to be put into practice and not be open to abuse. So I still cannot support the legalisation of euthanasia.

This 212th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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