oh mebe i'm not so dumb after all !! it seems reasonable. obviously you need to make very very sure there is no abuse of the 'right to die'.Originally posted by novacain
>>3 separate independant doctors could inspect a patient. if they all think its a good thing to prevent needless suffering, if the patient, patient's spouse, patient's children all agree, then what right does a state have to interfere ???
This is almost exactly the law one state introduced. The federal govt over-ruled it before anyone could use the laws.
people are often 'switched off ' life support when its felt its hopeless, so euthanasia is pretty similar. in fact its often carried out on the sly by with-holding treatment.
midwifes many years ago did not bother slapping and getting a baby to breathe when the baby was beyond hope or was really badly disfigured etc. i think it can be crueller to preserve life at all costs. trouble is it can be a subjective thing.