Posts tagged Pierre de Vos
Constitutionally Speaking: Moral views of some cannot justify infringement of rights of others ~ Pierre de Vos

The judgment is ground-breaking because it once again affirms that in a constitutional democracy in which the value of dignity is fundamental, the human dignity and autonomy of some may not be sacrificed in order to enforce the narrow moral or religious beliefs of a certain section of society on the population as a whole.

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Constitutionally Speaking: On Euthanasia ~ Pierre de Vos

Section 12(2) of the Bill of Rights state that everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right to security in and control over their body. Surely, if a patient believes that he or she would rather die than continuing to suffer pain, the person should be allowed to instruct a doctor or family member that when the time comes he or she should be relieved from their pain?

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