Peer and Paralympic legend Tanni Grey-Thompson has hit out at a recent editorial by The Times on assisted suicide.
In a letter to the newspaper, Baroness Grey-Thompson branded its claim that current UK law mandates excruciating suffering “absurd”.
The Paralympic gold medallist said: “It does nothing of the sort. The law is there to protect vulnerable people.”
‘Protects vulnerable people’
It does nothing of the sort. The law is there to protect vulnerable people.
Lady Grey-Thompson slammed the lack of consideration The Times gave to the pressures brought to bear on the most vulnerable, saying, “you say nothing about how these dangers could be dealt with”.
“The so-called safeguards that have been considered – and firmly rejected – by parliament are not safeguards at all.
“They are just statements of what should happen in an ideal world. Sadly, most of us don’t live in that kind of world”, she added.
Writing to The Daily Telegraph, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff added that where assisted suicide regimes have been implemented “the emerging results are disturbing, but they are glossed over by campaigners”.