LCPSo, the Liverpool care pathway is on the Liverpool care pathway. The Catholic Herald editorial this week highlights the public split between Catholics on the issue. The editor suggests there are two groups: those who thought the LCP itself was sound, but badly implemented, and those who thought it was flawed and generated abuses, even when correctly implemented. This summary clearly begins the inevitable slippage, that until this week, the former category mostly thought the whole thing was splendid.

Catholic doctors who opposed the LCP had their expertise and credibility questioned. The Bishops issued a generally complementary document (although not in fact written by the bishops!) and now  look rather silly, that it took a liberal female rabbi (who might actually be sympathetic to euthanasia) to scrap the entire affair.

Now would be a good time to swap sides and cheer the scrapping as magnificent!

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