On June 4, news outlets around the world reported that Dutch doctors euthanized a 17-year-old rape victim who suffered from severe PTSD, depression, and anorexia.
Animal forms come and go, but what links them as “acts of mind” (as Agassiz put it) is a “continuity of ideas,” not, says Meyer, the physical continuity that Darwin asserted.
Canada has embraced a positive “right to die.” Here is what happens once that Rubicon is crossed.
Cecily Saunders, who created the modern hospice movement, stood steadfastly against assisted-suicide legalization.
Insofar as the mind subsumes the personality, these girls do not share a mind.