Bishop Tom Wright opposes the idea of the government setting up an independent enquiry to look at assisted suicide. Speaking recently in the House of Lords, he said that
Parliament is there not to bend to every media-manipulated public whim, but to take the larger and longer view.
It is often the case that ethics debates taking on a special meaning when individual cases are considered. Bishop Wright drew attention to
the old lady who last summer told me several times that she just wanted to go to sleep and not wake up, but who eventually made a full recovery and celebrated her 63rd wedding anniversary last month and greeted her sixth greatgrandchild last week.