Monday, May 30, 2011

Euthanasia Should Never Be Considered A Human Right

Here's a good backgrounder on recent headline assisted cases in the UK. However, the report confuses assisted suicide with euthanasia.
Can euthanasia be a human right?
Nan Maitland was an elegant 85-year-old retired occupational therapist who lived comfortably in Chelsea. She suffered from no apparent condition except a deteriorating case of arthritis. Calmly and determinedly she had decided that she would not put up with a life of pain and discomfort, “a prolonged dwindling” that she expected in the future. In February this year, she said her goodbyes and proceeded to Switzerland, booking herself into a clinic where she was assisted in ending her life. more

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