Medical Aid in Dying: What Are We So Afraid Of?

To what end do we attempt to avoid that appointment with death? By what device can we hold back the machine of the cosmos and the dimension of time? We create and take great pride in that creation but fail to honor the cycle…to bring it to close. By denying death, we deny compassion and it is only those who are not knocking at it’s door that dare to say it is an un-natural thing.

Impact Ethics

Dave Langlois worries about the consequences of normalizing medical aid in dying, but nonetheless argues that grievously ill patients should be able to ask for, and receive, help in hastening their death.

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