Monday, April 18, 2011

Here's Why We Don't Want To Legalize Assisted Suicide Or Euthanasia

This is a fairly long read, but it's an excellent piece delving into why assisted suicide and euthanasia are not the answer to anything.
Is euthanasia really an act of love to help the suffering?
The debate about euthanasia has been prominent in recent times, particularly in light of efforts to decriminalise it in South Australia.
One of the repeated justifications for euthanasia claimed by the pro-euthanasia side is that it relieves the burden of the suffering as an act of compassion and love.
Yet, this “compassion” or “love” is largely left undefined in modern discourse, including by those who advocate for euthanasia. When it is discussed by these advocates, love and compassion are often equated with feelings. more

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