DPP 'Solomon on euthanasia'
THE Director of Public Prosecutions s recent guidance on the prosecution of assisted suicide cases may prove to be a judgment of Solomon. Over the last five years or so, it has been almost impossible to convince a jury of the guilt of such alleged offende
THE Director of Public Prosecutions's recent guidance on the prosecution of assisted suicide cases may prove to be a judgment of Solomon.
Over the last five years or so, it has been almost impossible to convince a jury of the guilt of such alleged offenders. It appears that juries have simply refused to convict those who have helped their loved ones to die.
And more recently the Crown Prosecution Service has frequently taken the view that it is 'not in the public interest' to prosecute.
In the interests of protecting the most vulnerable in our society, I am opposed to any attempt to legalise euthanasia in any form. The law must send a clear message that emphasises the intrinsic value of all human life.
You may also want to watch:
However, when it comes to enforcing the law, I believe it is right that sometimes mercy should triumph over judgment in these heartbreaking cases. The DPP's guidance is welcomed, as it sheds much-needed light on when such mercy will be applied.
Councillor ANDREW GILBERT
- 1 Man guilty of murdering partner's baby son
- 2 Flood warnings issued as police receive multiple calls
- 3 GP surgeries in Huntingdon and Papworth start vaccine roll-out
- 4 Hinchingbrooke planning to expand critical care as Covid cases rise
- 5 Vaccine programme in St Ives and Warboys to start this week
- 6 Entrepreneur and family businessman Philip Lalor has died
- 7 St Neots entrepreneur to host 24-hour ‘Speak Up’ event
- 8 Fire service set to step in with vaccine roll-out
- 9 Covid cases highest in Hunts since pandemic began, new figures reveal
- 10 Police investigation closed into deaths of two men in Hunts village
Huntingdonshire District Council