Modern Believing

Reassessing Assisted Dying: A Personal Statement

Modern Believing (2015), 56, (2), 113–119.

Abstract

In the Church it is commonly assumed that any form of assisted dying or euthanasia is robustly forbidden by biblical authority and centuries of ecclesiastical teaching. Lord Carey challenges these assumptions based on his own theological thinking and experience. He describes his change of heart on this important matter, arising from growing doubt of the strength of the teaching received, as well as his thinking about the suffering of those seeking a peaceful end to their lives. Rather than assisted dying being un-Christian, Lord Carey argues that there is a Christian case for supporting a change in the law to allow physician-assisted deaths.

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Carey, George