Over time, euthanasia practice becomes a banal bureaucratic matter of checking the right boxes or finding ways to maneuver around the “protective guidelines.”
When Frank saw signs of life, doctors would dismiss his observation as a “reflex.” How often I have heard that over 25 years of anti-euthanasia advocacy!
Euthanasia corrupts everything it touches. That includes the healthcare system and a society’s perception of the value of people with serious disabilities and illnesses.
Some doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have already volunteered to euthanize children once that lethal act becomes legal.
If we really want to reduce suicide — and sometimes I wonder if we do — we will increase our focus on mental health as a top-tier societal priority.