Consider: Children — no matter how “mature” — cannot buy cigarettes or give consent to being tattooed.
When organ-transplant medicine was launched, a wary society was solemnly promised that organs would be taken only from the dead.
Unstated, but perhaps a contributing factor, was the increasing prosperity we have enjoyed in country in recent years.
Do you now see that protective guidelines and so-called restrictions, which advocates solemnly promise will protect against abuse, are mere useless veneer?
Razzle-dazzle them. That’s what good carney pitchmen do to sell their wares. So do assisted-suicide advocates.