Suicide Law serves Educative-Preventive Role and more

To: [email protected] Ministry of Home Affairs This letter co-authored to provide philosophical understanding on the importance of a law like S309, and scientifically-based, mental health statistics on suicide, to help readers make sense of the possible implications of removing the suicide law, S309. To keep this piece readable, the philosophical arguments make up our main text, and the scientifically-based comments are indented. Readers could read the main text (shorter version) first for a basic understanding, then decide if they want to delve into the indented text for further substantiation. <To join as signatory - click here>   Keep S309 to Educate, Prevent Every Preventable Suicide; Treat Every Survivor We refer to the Penal Code Review Committee’s (PCRC) recommendations on the decriminalisation of atempted suicide, reported in The Straits Times: Punishment not the answer for people attempting suicide; Sept 9.1 The article also contains a video featuring Minister Shanmugam’s comments on why he thinks the suicide law S309 should be repealed. We understand the intention that no one wants...
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“Love”; Fatherlessness; Same-sex Marriage – How Family got Deconstructed in America

The breaking down of the family unit in a society is often systematic and hence, explanable. We are no longer playing with imagined theories. History and reality now provide us with real examples.   One example is Canada. 1 But as the unofficial cultural captial of the world, America is the focus of this writing.   Formally a conservative culture rooted in Christian tradition, America went through a sexual revolution in the 1960s. “Free love” i.e. the idea that sex was to be experienced freely with as much fun and as little responsibility as possible, replaced conventional mores where sex is to be kept for marriage.   Public nudity and sexual themes became a common feature on TV and in the theatres. Sexually permissive attitudes accepting greater sexual freedom and experimentation soon became the norm.   The scene quickly degenerated from carefree experimentation into a disease-ridden mess. From 1964 to 1968, the rates of syphilis and gonorrhoea in California rose 165%. 2 Genital herpes saw a 500% increase...
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