Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Words Of Wisdom In The Quebec Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Hearings

Beryl Wajsman of the Canada Free Press gets the current furor over assisted suicide/euthanasia hearings in Quebec just about right in this excellent piece.
Guard against blind justice in the shadow of life
One is struck by why the euthanasia and assisted suicide issues are so important as to be brought forward at this time in Quebec’s history in a roving commission. It is to be hoped that it is because of compassion to reach new definitions in light of pleas from suffering people who wish to terminate their lives. However, reasonable people can be forgiven if they suspect that this issue is being pushed to set new standards to allow a bloated health-care system the right to decide when to terminate life. If there is even one scintilla of truth in that possibility then the whole exercise is venal and obscene. more

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