Good news. Hawaii has just been added to the states that authorize the Death with Dignity program. Now there are 6. Shame on the other states for holding back. Obviously, they care little for people who are suffering. Anything to make a buck
What exactly is the Death With Dignity program? Or is it just some generic concept label?
The ones I'm familiar with (mostly Oregon) are what I tend to call "death with some dignity for a few" programs. Unless that one has changed you need to get two doctors to agree you have six or less months to live, and then you have to jump through a bunch of other hoops such that your six months may well be up by the time you get some actual help getting off the mortal coil.
I doubt we can agree on sensible euthanasia when we can't agree on abortion? Yup humans.
I was pleased to see that there are states that have joined Oregon.
I never want to see this used as a way to get rid of "unneccesary" people - but for those who are in intractable pain or no longer able to enjoy any part of life - I see it as mercy.
I've lost people who were begging God to be let go. It's not pretty. People who didn't really believe in any god?
I sure wish Pennsylvania would get with the program. I refuse to ever go to a nursing home, after working in one for 37 years. If I get sick, or start losing my marbles, I will have to find a way to end my own life, and I'd rather be assisted by a Dr, with pills,, then some other self performed messy act.