Featured Image

August 13, 2015 (NationalReview) — Don’t tell me assisted suicide advocacy isn’t having a cancerous impact on our culture.

A coroner has now praised a couple who committed joint suicide because one had cancer. From the Daily Mail story:

A couple committed suicide in a five-star hotel so they could ‘go out in style’ after she was diagnosed with cancer and he decided he didn’t want to live without her.

Lorraine Grant, 57, and David Brown, 63, who had been together for 40 years, booked out the most expensive suite at the luxury hotel before overdosing on a cocktail of painkillers.

The couple, from Reading, Berkshire, had made the decision to die together a year after she was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer and given 18 months to live.

At an inquest, Coroner Peter Bedford, sitting at Reading Coroner’s Court, said: ‘Part of me thinks, “Good on you”. You have to respect the wishes of what they wanted for themselves.

Here’s a worrying truth: The more suicide is praised, the more it will become normalized–and in some cases, at least–the more it will become the expected “choice.”


Reprinted with permission from National Review.


Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.