It would be quite consistent with the common indifference to England and Englishmen, as opposed to rich Londoners, if the Government adopted Lord Ponsonby's Euthanasia Bill and put it into operation through the country.. But, in politics. at any rate, there is a lengthy interval between having no positive moral convictions.Ancl endorsing an open affront to morals, and Lord Ponsoriby's Bill will presumably remain a private Bill and share the usual fate of such measures at an early stage in its career. Other private measures of the same kind will doubtless follow in succeeding sessions, each receiving greater Parliamentary " facilities " from the Government until one day a Public Health Bill is introduced to consolidate existing legislation and a clause is slipped into it empowering the Ministry of Health to authorise the Local Authority to frame regulations under which, etc., etc., and the thing will be done. At any rate it was in that kind of way that the teaching of prenatal destruction of life at the public expense was got through without any shock to the general body of public opinion.
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