Kay Gilderdale's Arguments Against Euthanasia

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Bridgette Kathleen ‘Kay’ Gilderdale, a mother, was charged with assisting suicide and attempted murder after she had helped her daughter Lynn Gilderdale to end her life. A documentary was made in which Kay openly speaks about her experience and her side of arguments as to why she did what she did. The documentary ‘I helped my daughter die’ looks into the many reasons behind why Kay had ended up with charges of murder and why the incident took place to begin with. Lynn Gilderdale was born normal and without any health issues. However, at the age of 14, she started getting ill frequently which caused the family to look at her illnesses in depth. By the age of 16, Lynn had been admitted to the hospital over 50 times due to serious/fatal illnesses.…show more content…
So pain and suffering are no longer justifications for euthanasia providing adequate training and resources are available’ (WillToLive). Many groups have been formed against euthanasia as they believe that patients need care and support and by providing them with the right medical help these lives can live longer. These groups want people to respect their life as it is and live it to the fullest, they suggest that taking your own life is not the way out and those who help them or support them are as much to blame. Their argument is supported by the statistics of the Netherlands, where suicide rate and euthanasia is high, it states that if euthanasia is made legal in the UK it will result in 13,000 more suicides than normal. However, due to natural human rights no one can stop someone from taking their own life, thus these groups find it hard to get patients to listen to them and understand. On this certain topic these groups and people associated with them would have and will want the classic retributivism theory to be applied whilst giving punishments in order to give a strong message to others that euthanasia is not

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