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'I'm Disabled and In Favour of Assisted Suicide, But I Shouldn't Be Able to Use It' argues QMUL Law Student Emma Vogelmann

25 February 2016

Emma Vogelmann, an Undergraduate Law Student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), argues 'I'm Disabled and In Favour of Assisted Suicide, But I Shouldn't Be Able to Use It' in her blog for Huff Post Young Voices. The blog discusses the reasons why she is in favour of assisted suicide becoming law and who that law will apply to. She comments: "They (Disabled Rights Activists) ask 'by making assisted suicide legal are we encouraging those who are most vulnerable to end their lives so they don't feel like a burden on others?' or they pose the slippery slope argument 'could the law be used by all disabled people even if they aren't dying?' To answer both these questions quickly, no this is not what a law allowing assisted suicide should do."

 

 

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