“In our secular society, euthanasia must be a personal decision between the terminally ill and their families, without idle threats of supernatural damnation. It is ethically criminal to toss guilt and shame into a tragic situation.” Kevin Smith, Center for Inquiry
I have always been in favor of euthanasia, even when I was a Christian. It seemed bizarre to me that one had to stoically endure extreme suffering until nature had run its course, especially since death would be a release into a happier state of existence.
Various faiths may believe euthanasia is “immoral” and equate it to murder, but I believe it to be immoral to let human beings suffer in agony when they’re begging to be put to rest, telling them that the choice is not theirs to make. Life is precious, but when the time comes, we should have the choice to die with dignity because, after all, it’s our life.
I thought this post on CNN Radio gave an interesting perspective.
Grace Sung Eun Lee is going to die. The 28 year old former bank manager has advanced terminal brain cancer.