Monday, November 23, 2009

Crazy Starmer Keeps Confusing State Law and Church Law.

The Pilot, a Boston newspaper of the Anglican Church, reports on British bishops' opposition to Kier Starmer's attempts at revising the assisted suicide law since the summer's successful case by Debbie Purdy. They just keep confusing church law and British law:

The bishops said Keir Starmer, director of public prosecutions, was creating categories of people whose lives would be legally considered less worthy of protection than other members of society.

They said his "interim policy for prosecutors" in cases of assisted suicide stigmatized the disabled, the terminally ill, the depressed and the aged and "could encourage criminal behavior" by sending the message that it was acceptable to help such people to kill themselves. They made their remarks in a submission to a public consultation on a clarification of Britain's assisted suicide law.

They criticized Starmer, head of the Crown Prosecution Service -- the organization that decides if criminal charges are to proceed to trial -- for exceeding his powers by ignoring the will of Parliament, which has twice in 18 months rejected attempts to change the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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