A ‘Short’ argument for Voluntary Euthanasia

Month 5 Day 14
Have a read, a great interpretation of things overall I had nothing to do with.
Pain 0/10 Physical Health 8.2/10 Mental Health 10/10 Life Enjoyment 10.3/ 10

Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear

Peter ShortPeter Short has oesophageal cancer. His condition is terminal. He is going to die.

Peter wants to choose how and when he dies. He’s not particularly afraid of the pain – he knows that can probably be managed by morphine – but he doesn’t like the idea of losing his independence, of being bedridden,  or of the last memory he leaves being of ‘ a’ scarecrow in bed on a morphine tube’.

South Australian doctor, Rodney Syme, has offered to provide assistance to Peter when the time comes, but risks prosecution for doing so.

Syme has recently admitted to giving a terminal patient Nembutal to allow him to end his life.  In part, he has made the admission in order to test the law and with the hope of setting a positive precedent.

Peter accepts that choosing to die before one’s ‘allotted time’ is not a choice that sits well with everyone…

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