Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cristina Alarcon in National Post: Right to die? How about right to live

I had just returned from Washington, D.C., where I attended the Second International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. The theme: “Never Again.”

The night before, I had mused over the intense weekend in Washington, the moving testimonials and the lively plane ride where I had become engulfed in conversations that betrayed the pervading culture of confusion surrounding assisted suicide and euthanasia. No, euthanasia is not about withdrawal of life support so as to allow a terminally ill person to die, I had explained to the lady on the plane. No, physician-assisted suicide “guidelines” are not always strictly enforced.......

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