And now Dignitas’ owner, Ludwig Minelli–who has already permitted his suicide clinic to be used for double suicides–has publicly supported the idea. From the story:"Gravity will take care of the rest." You know it's true. Read the rest.
I don’t think these advocates are fringe. I think they are candid. At the very least, their views are the logical outcome of proclaiming a right to assisted suicide as the “ultimate civil liberty.” I mean, if we have a fundamental right to be made dead, if it is tyrannous to prevent people from “choosing the time, manner, and method” of their own death, who can gainsay the reasons why someone might want to be made dead.Swiss suicide clinic Dignitas has called for the healthy partners of chronically ill euthanasia patients to be allowed to kill themselves too. Clinic head Ludwig Minelli has called for suicide drug cocktails to be made legally available to the heartbroken relatives who have just helped their loved ones end their own lives. ‘Relatives should also be allowed to have a prescription for suicide drugs even when they are not terminally ill,’ Minelli told Swiss newspaper Blick Sonntag.
This is the debate we should be having. The stuff about restrictions to terminal illness and guidelines to protect against abuse (which are never enforced) are mere sops to convinced people to accept the principle that suicide is a liberty. Should that happen, gravity will take care of the rest. Culture of death, Wesley? What culture of death?
Bonus: Smith on what Dennis Miller said:
So, I’m listening to the Dennis Miller Show on my computer, as I do every morning. I like Miller. He’s not angry. Doesn’t yell. Has a human touch. And punctures.Much more at Secondhand Smoke. Check it out.
Someone asked him, “How are we going to pay for Obamacare?”
Miller’s pithy reply: “With crappy health care.”
Yes, sometimes saying it simply, says it best.
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