Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Right To Die?

London Times article on euthanasia.

I don't think you should compel someone to live who wishes to die, myself. Maybe there should be some sort of counseling mechanism, but for someone who is in insufferable pain or simply an unbearable life, a quiet, dignified way out seems more than fair to me. Nor should it ever be anything other than voluntary on the part of the person involved. While I believe in capital punishment and the right of the state to punish a murderer with death, I don't think the state has any business in the euthanasia debate other than to verify that the persons involved are willing to undertake the procedure, and to ensure that the end is as dignified and painless as possible.

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