It’s not possible to understand current controversies about physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, eugenics, and related subjects without appreciating the long history behind these ideas.
I’m confident Coyne will be outraged by this proposal — as he should be. However, this is exactly how we treat dogs.
At Nuremberg, doctors were hanged for killing babies for exactly the reasons (a “healing treatment”) mentioned here.
Some have commented on the case as if that is a product of the U.K.’s socialized medical system.