Opposing The Legalisation Of Physician Assisted Suicide

This afternoon, I learned that author Sir Terry Pratchett supports physician assisted suicide, and further, offers himself as a test case. Sir Pratchett has Alzheimer’s. His entire life flows from his imagination and his ability to think. I can well understand his fear, and even terror at the idea of losing it. If he wants to kill himself, that is, as far as I’m concerned, his right. But it is not sufficient to make it legal for physicians to help with killing people.

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Euthanasia

The way people treat their familiar is often a good indicator of how they’ll treat their fellow humans. I say familiars, because "pet" just doesn’t convey the relationship we can have with dogs or cats. Our dog is undergoing multiple medical tribulations. We’ve been told that it might be kinder to just put her to sleep. Euthanasia. I was tempted to ask these people if they’d kill their kid because they had to undergo a couple expensive surgeries…

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