Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill Written Evidence

49.Memorandum from the Bishop of Wrexham (MIB 24)

  I wish to express to the Committee my deep concern about the very short consultation period that is being given to the proposals on the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill. These are matters of the deepest interest for the common good, and flawed legislation could set a pattern that would be deeply damaging for the future good of society. To have a curtailed discussion about the ethics of euthanasia by withdrawal of food or water is in itself a denial of the oxygen of proper and balanced debate in these important matters.

August 2003

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