Professor Emily Jackson on assisted dying and 'slippery slope' argument

1 February 2022


Calls for assisted dying, euthanasia, to be legalised are on the rise. While many do not think it is morally wrong for a dying person to voluntarily end their life, concerns about the knock-on consequences of legalisation often stand in the way of changing the law. The slippery slope argument stands in the way of assisted dying. Such arguments are often a rhetorical device, that use suffering patients as a means to an end and not as ends in themselves, writes Professor Emily Jackson in a recent article published on iai news. Read the article in full here.