Desmond Tutu supports assisted dying for terminally ill
Published By : 14 Jul 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Desmond Tutu stated that the quality of life experienced should be questioned. His writing in ‘The Observed’ displayed his opinions about the sanctity of life should be present but not at any cost. He also suggested that life prolonging of Mandela’s was an affront to his dignity.
The comments made by Desmond Tutu follow another turn from the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey. The Bishop said that he would support assisted dying for the terminally ill. The Church of England has called in an inquiry regarding the matter.
In his writing column the Anglican Archbishop of South Africa stated that when one needs machines to help them breathe, then one should question about the quality of life being experienced and the way money is spent.
Tutu also stated that it was disgraceful the way former South African leader was kept alive with severe hospitalization during the final states of his life, and was photographed by various visiting politicians. Tutu also said that Mandela was not totally there and did not speak and was unable to connect.
Desmond Tutu said that his friend was no longer himself and it was an affront to Mandela’s self respect.
The current law in England and Wales makes it an offence to encourage or assist suicide or its attempt. Anybody going against the law can face up to 14 years of prison time.