euthanasia — a gentle death

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Euthanasia Laws

The supreme court of Canada gave parliament until 2016-02 to come up with a new euthanasia law. Here are some of the principles I think should be embodied in the new legislation:

  • It should be completely secular. It should not be influenced by religious thinking such as the existence of a soul, that god owns you, that there is an afterlife, that you will be tortured for eternity… Of course patients are free to take such considerations into their private deliberations.
  • Clergy from a different religion should not be permitted to try to influence a patient’s decision.
  • The patient, not the doctor, not the family, should be the final decider. Even if the patient has become demented, their written instructions should prevail. Only the patient can adequately judge his subjective experience and quality of life.
  • It should be possible for the patient to change his mind at any time.
  • When authorities are having difficulty deciding whether to give permission to die, they should simply delay deciding for yet another month.
  • Terminal illness is just one possible criterion. I would give permission to die to someone trapped in a paralysed body unable to move, someone both deaf and blind or someone in pain.
  • There should be a simple binding checkbox form that you have witnessed. All you have to do is fill in a later dated new one to override previous ones. You should not need a lawyer unless you have unusual requests.
  • It should be illegal for a physician to withhold basic information about the new law from patients.
  • If all goes well, many young people seeking suicide for emotional trauma will apply. This is a wonderful opportunity to steer them to therapy. This is true for all people applying for trivial reasons.
  • Currently, we are far kinder to our pets than our parents. We force them to suffer far more than our pets. We must allow our parents to choose to avoid similar suffering.
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War would be not quite so terrible if it just reduced populations without destroying ecosystems.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)

Soul BS

Through a slight of hand, using the fact that so many people have swallowed the religious superstition of souls, the Catholic church has managed to frame the abortion debate as though it were about the murder of adult humans. What they mean is dislodging imaginary souls. From a scientific perspective, at that early stage, a human is no more grandiose than a blood cell and its life does not begin in any sense of non-living ingredients coming together to form something alive. All that happens is pre-existing cells divide and recombine and die. Catholics are so vain. They claim that the entire universe was created just for their pleasure. No wonder they imagine human cellular reproduction deserves to be accompanied by the sound of trumpets and can only occur via inscrutable holy magic. This debate is really about Catholics getting their evidence-free soul theory enforced in law. It is really about demanding maximum fecundity to swell the coffers of the church. How do you know? The church applauds killing embryos as a side effect of in-vitro fertilisation. It is hard to have an honest debate when the church refuses to admit why it actually opposes abortion.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)
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