Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Rabbi Jonathan Romain’s and the former Archbishop ...

A Response to Rabbi Romain’s and the former Archbishop Carey: There is indeed Biblical and Theological Opposition to Assisted Dying – The BMJ

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Rabbi Jonathan Romain’s and the former Archbishop George Carey’s essay, “There is nothing holy about agony: religious people and leaders support assisted dying too” (9 September 2021). Firstly, the terms employed by Rabbi Romain and former Archbishop Carey serve to empty assisted dying of any connotations other than one of being a professional, medical procedure. Yet, upon more considered thought, there is no reason to medicalise or sanitise assisted dying or even to call it “assisted dying” in the first place as opposed to, say, facilitated murder or suicide. Furthermore, a doctor …

 

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