This trend is beneficial. But more needs to be done.
When my mother was dying of Alzheimer’s disease and the sharp bodily decline that hits those in their late 90s, my wife and I brought her home for care.
The story ends with the phone number of a suicide prevention hotline. That’s just a sop after potentially putting lethal ideas into readers’ heads.
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.
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.