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Let us not forget the tragedy of suicide.

Let us not forget the tragedy of suicide.
25th Jan 2009


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that
matter." (Martin Luther King)

Let us not forget the tragedy of suicide and the horror of it..

Let us not forget all the devastation people feel who know the person
who has committed such a desperate act.

Let us not forget the sanctity of life that is still enshrined in the
law of the Land.

Nor let us forget the illegality of helping someone commit suicide ,
nor the complexity of such relationships and the vulnerability of
those people who rely on carers for their every need and
interpretation of their meaning.

Surely a society that moves towards validating and accepting, even
welcoming and celebrating assisted suicide, no matter how emotional
the circumstances, is moving down a path potentially of validating
death rather than affirming life and seeing those in need of high
dependency care and advocacy as potentially less than equal in their
right t…