Mirror of Justice

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Sometimes, it "really is this simple": Ponnuru on the Alfie Evans case

"It really is this simple: The British state has decided that it is the baby’s best interest to die, and it is trying to ensure that he dies expeditiously. It is overriding parental rights in the process."  More here

Those who remind us that the Church's teaching on human dignity, equality, and end-of-life medical care is nuanced and fact-sensitive are, of course, correct.  However, those who think this reminder obviates the awfulness of what's happening in the Evans case are mistaken.  A policy commitment to, say, the all-things-considered wisdom of a single-payer system is no excuse for defending what's happening.


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