One just needs the terminal diagnosis — sometimes mistaken — to qualify for the lethal pills.
Here’s the problem: Strict guidelines rarely are strict and they almost never offer permanent protection.
The purported goal here is to prevent pet stores from obtaining their dogs from puppy mills and selling these abused animals to an unwary public. I’m not buying.
There will be much more to say about the utilitarian drift of medicine and the increasing loss of patient autonomy.
It may start with curing disease. But it won’t stay there. Many are drooling to engage in eugenic genetic enhancements.
It is homicide: no different in outcome — i.e., killing — from if the doctor shot the patient in the head.
The American specialist finally allowed by the courts to examine Charlie Gard apparently concluded that the baby is now beyond his help.
At Nuremberg, doctors were hanged for killing babies for exactly the reasons (a “healing treatment”) mentioned here.
This case is a matter of tremendous importance.
It is truly heartening that the life of a dying baby can still move the world.