How to think about assisted dying and why it should not be legalised – the real position of disabled people in capitalism

12th March 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

The material context in which legalisation of assisted suicide is contemplated is one of a retreating welfare state, reduced health and social care provision, increasing inequality and poverty and even a stalling of life expectancy and increased inequalities in life expectancy.
To normalise the idea of ending life as a response to pain, disability or terminal illness would be extremely dangerous and should not be supported.