One of the little known achievements of Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court, the 49 year old Neil Gorsuch (pictured), is that he is an expert on euthanasia. His 320 page book, The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, is a thorough and balanced assessment of the issues.
Gorsuch is deeply conservative, both politically and personally. No surprise therefore that in the end his book comes down against any form of euthanasia or assisted suicide.
His argument is that human life is intrinsically valuable, and that intentional killing is always wrong. The furthest he is prepared to go is to concede that terminally ill people have the right to refuse unwanted medical treatment.
Picture source: The White House