Autonomy, Choosing One’s Death Day

Mother’s Day came and went. I was left thinking, of course, about my mom. She passed away from natural causes four years ago, at the age of ninety-two, a ripe old age by anyone’s standards. There were times, when I was teenager, I believed she would not live. Crippling depression in middle-age almost ended her... Continue Reading →

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Will Guidelines Prevent Abuse of Euthanasia?

So, your country, province or state has struck down the law forbidding Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide. What now? They may promise government guidelines to prevent abuse, such as: -The person’s natural death must be reasonably foreseeable. -Two doctors must believe that the person requesting PAS meets the criteria. Vague guidelines meant to restrict PAS... Continue Reading →

Euthanasia

How does one write on a topic as controversial as Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide? Many people are happy that Canada has struck down the law against euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. New laws may be enacted.The laws will become laxer and we will descend down the slippery slope. This pattern has been repeated in other... Continue Reading →

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