(LifeNews.com) – Guernsey Deputy, Lester Queripel, told the Health & Social Care Committee that the States’ financial problems provide an ideal opportunity to revisit the issue of assisted suicide.
The Guernsey Press reported on August 30 Queripel saying that:
‘no stone should be left unturned’ as committees battle to save millions of pounds a year in spending. And he urged HSC to accept that ‘considerable savings could be realised if assisted dying was to be introduced here in the island’.
‘Those savings obviously wouldn’t just be exclusively financial, because islanders with terminal illnesses could be saved from months of unnecessary excruciating pain and suffering if they were permitted to end their own life whenever they choose to,’ he said. CONTINUE