Slippery Slope

Why euthanasia slippery slopes can’t be prevented

Margaret Somerville | 05 March 2014
When we allow death to be inflicted, we lose our repugnance at the thought of killing other human beings.

The inexorable bracket creep of euthanasia in Belgium

Michael Cook | 16 October 2013
Tasmania's Parliament needs to examine what happened after euthanasia was legalised in Belgium.

Is the slippery slope at work in Belgium?

Michael Cook | 11 December 2011
The “slippery slope” is often derided as a logical fallacy. But when one of the leading advocacy groups for euthanasia in Belgium posts an article entitled “Euthanasie: tijd voor de volgende stap, Euthanasia, time for the next step”, it’s hard not to think that it may not be so illogical after all.

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