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Moral question

Is Hugh McLachlan’s view about “assisted dying” as “worrying” as the Rev Sally Foster-Fulton supposes (Letters 21 December)?

Perhaps referring to “practical questions” rather than “ethical” gives rise to a misunderstanding in language use. Doesn’t Hugh McLachlan ask whether “euthanasia and assisted suicide” should be permitted and under what circumstances?

It may be preferable to replace technical terms like “practical or ethical” with the everyday use of the word moral. Moreover, though the Kirk’s policy is against assisted dying and even if it were permitted by law, an individual still faces the question: “Ought I to take this action?”

Ellis Thorpe

Inverurie

 

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