Image – Lord Dawson

Euthanasia – not a new idea

Euthanasia is hardly a new idea. The official doctor of King George V secretly euthanised him in 1936. It was the first regicide since Charles I in 1649.

His Royal Highness was not in pain, but his doctor wanted him to die before midnight so that the hoity-toity newspaper The Times would report it first, not the vulgar afternoon tabloids. Strange but true, as we reported in MercatorNet some time ago.

As Mark Sutherland points out in today’s lead article, euthanasia’s intellectual pedigree is shameful. Its links with eugenics are very strong – and we all know how that experiment ended. Will it be much different this time around?

(This theme follows on from our article last year on “kind killers”.)