Monday, October 25, 2010

Macabre Pro-Deather Argument From Scotland

Read this and weep. Mainly because it’s well thought through in many ways. But, when you start to applaud the fact that, yes, wanting to die so as not to be a burden to others is not only OK, but laudable, we are very, very far gone.
Why sometimes it’s rational to choose death
As the law stands, to deliberately bring about someone’s death is murder.
Even if that person begged to die, the offence carries a mandatory life sentence. Thus someone who, out of love and pity, reluctantly accedes to the requests of his terminally ill spouse and suffocates her, is put in the same category of offender as a deliberately sadistic murderer, or someone who kills in the course of armed robbery. more

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