College of Nurses President
Dear Maura Buchanan,
I was very
disappointed to hear this morning of the RCN's decision to abolish its
opposition to murder. There is no neutrality in such a momentous area,
and assisting patients to die will all too swiftly lead to actively
killing the incompetent and the unwilling, for the 'benefit' of the
majority, as it has in the Netherlands. The economic imperatives,
however carefully concealed by their proponents by focusing on rare
cases which evoke sympathy, for murdering the elderly and
infirm will grow significantly.
the moral collapse in an area of such strategic significance the RCN
has created a precedence of enormous significance not just for nurses
but for all the caring professions worldwide.
eternal shame lies in this path,