Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Russia Continues To Oppose Legalized Killing

The Russians are holding fast to their opposition to legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia. Good for them!!
"Right" to death
When people talk about “a good way to go” they usually mean dying in your sleep. Meanwhile, a voluntary easy death is called euthanasia. The word "euthanasia" was first used in a medical context by Francis Bacon in the 17th century, to refer to an easy, painless, "happy" death, during which it was a "physician's responsibility to alleviate the 'physical suffering' of the body." However, the issue of euthanasia has only now received wide public attention. Today public discussion of euthanasia is particularly influenced by the concept of a “standard of living”. Recently 80% of the residents of the Zurich canton in Switzerland voted for the legalization of euthanasia for terminally-ill Swiss citizens and foreigners who come to Switzerland especially to die an "easy death". more

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