I fear many will shrug and say, “The man wanted to die. What else is there to think about?”
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.