Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Disabled Don't Need The Pro-Deathers

Here's a very sensible piece by someone with a severe medical disability who thinks that assisted suicide and euthanasia are not all they're cracked up to be.
No dignity in euthanasia
I am chronically ill with a progressive rheumatoid auto-immune disease that destroyed my kidneys and causes inflammation around the lungs, inner chest walls and heart, ischaemic heart disease and peripheral neuropathy. I have been dependent on dialysis for 20 years and I have undergone 15 angioplasties and the placement of eight stents to recover some blood flow after the failure of coronary bypass surgery.
The last such procedure was unsuccessful as the blocked artery could not be accessed.
I mention these matters only to establish that I am no stranger to suffering and disability and have experienced the limitations of palliative care. more

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