Tag Archives: Alfie Evans
With the American Medical Association considering changing its’ long-standing opposition to physician-assisted suicide despite the recommendations of its’ ethics committee and the California assisted suicide law declared unconstitutional now reinstated pending appeal, assisted suicide/euthanasia groups like Compassion and Choices (the well-funded former Hemlock Society) are ramping up efforts nationwide to legalize assisted suicide.
I am stunned. I thought that I have been reasonably attentive to trends in British jurisprudence in recent years. Through the long, dark night of Britain's subordination to the diktats of Brussels and the less-than-Anglo-Saxon notions that pass for "human rights" in the courts of the European Union, I had thought that British courts, including the still-young Supreme Court of the United Kingdom that has succeeded the House of Lords in serving as Britain's court of last resort, were still going about the business of vindicating "the rights of Englishmen." Apparently not; at least if the Englishman is not yet quite two years old.