Friday, June 24, 2011

Yes, There Are Hopeful Alternatives To Assisted Killing

We need many more pieces like this - countering the inevitability of assisted killing and euthanasia.
Choosing to die misses the depth of life
We have just had a visit from our old friends, Jill and Dan. They are a remarkable couple. She was left a paraplegic after a motorbike accident 52 years ago. What a dire prospect for an active girl still in her teens! But she went on to be married, despite family pressure, to Dan, who lived in the same village. She wanted to have a family, and it of course seemed she'd have to have a baby by Caesarean section. In fact she was the first paraplegic to have a natural birth, watched by doctors from around the world, and went on to have two more boys. After their first was born, Dan was told: "You know, paraplegics normally survive just 10 years." more

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