When I was in charge of the Emergency Room at Los Angeles County Hospital, I saw many instances of near-death trauma, yet there was little complaint about pain.
The problem of theodicy is real, of course. We don’t always know or understand God’s ways.
I fear many will shrug and say, “The man wanted to die. What else is there to think about?”
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.
The carnage so bloodlessly described in the Belgian report demonstrates vividly the consequences to a society when it generally accepts killing as a proper answer to human suffering.