The tragic case of Charlie Gard.
Knowing that it’s time to say goodbye doesn’t make doing it any easier.
We recently had reason to call the just-in-time tailored pet euthanasia people.
Which is a really, really weird thing to exist, now that I think about it.
Assisted euthanasia is a touchy subject for many and likely will be for the foreseeable future.
And he has no bones about saying as much.
This is pretty dumb: Apparently, if you’re against irresponsible rumor-mongering about death panels you’re also not allowed to raise legitimate concerns about euthanasia.
Nancy Gibbs has penned a thoughtful piece on the question of assisted suicide (or euthanasia depending on your point of view) in the latest installment of Time. The story of Sir Edward [Downe]’s “death pact” was at first sight an irresistible love story. His wife Joan, 74, a former ballerina, had a diagnosis of terminal…
“It is out of characterfor the left to neglect the weak and helpless. The traditional mark of the left has been its protection of the underdog, the weak and the poor. The unborn child is the most helpless form of humanity, even more in need of protection than the poor tenant farmer or the mental…
1 a: the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body b: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings c: an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction ~the definition of Life, from the Merriam Webster dictionary…