Isn’t this the State endorsing suicide?

Fri, 21 Aug, 2015

Both the courts and psychological associations worldwide have highlighted the importance of distinguishing between suicide, which is a violent act by a disturbed or clinically depressed person, from assisted dying, which involves a well thought out decision by a rational person who is close to the end of their life. Assisted dying is about giving people with terminal illness or an irremediable illness the choice to end their suffering, in most cases affecting the date of death by just days or weeks. The select committee report in Quebec noted that “according to the people we met during the mission to Europe, euthanasia only shortens life by about 10 days on average.”

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