I have just read the following article on your site:
I apologise for my angry tone, but just who the hell does this Hilary White thinks she is?
Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide – in which a physician prescribes a lethal does of drugs – are intended deliberately to end a patient's life at his request. The Dutch euthanasia law is often defended because of its “safeguards”, one of which is establishing that the patient is of sound mind. Paradoxically, arguments are being more frequently made in favour of extending euthanasia as a relief to those who suffer from depression.
I find this deeply offensive that she may even hint at the fact that people suffering from depression may not be of 'sound mind' when it comes to the subject of suicide. To let such an ill-informed person express such an opinion is nothing short of disgusting. I would expect that for this comment alone, her views will have been quite rightly vilified.
I would greatly appreciate if you could pass on my comments to her.
Clinical depression is a mental illness. The mentally ill are, by definition, not of sound mind.
Having suffered from clinical depression myself for some years, I can tell you that I am very glad there are not "compassionate" people around to have helped me decide at that time in my life that I would indeed have been better off dead. Had PAS been legal in Canada in the 1980s, I might very well not now be enjoying my life in Rome as the senior correspondent for LifeSiteNews.com
I offer the following from my personal blog:
Sunday, November 23, 2008
"Twixt stirrup and ground, mercy sought and mercy found"