Rosemary McLeod—Euthanasia is really suicide with better manners

Posted by Kendall Harmon

John Pollock says it's unfair that he could ask for euthanasia in some countries, but not here, when he finally finds his suffering intolerable.

He has told New Zealand Doctor magazine that the law should be changed so that people have the comfort of knowing they can control their death, and says many doctors already practise euthanasia: a third of them admit to having hastened death....

Unlike Dr Pollock, perhaps, I see a difference between hastening inevitable death compassionately and killing, and I can't reconcile having a doctor who treats me as a living person one minute having the right to kill me the next.

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Posted August 26, 2010 at 8:10 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MargaretG wrote:

I thought this was brilliant when it was in my local paper!

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