Assisted 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…

continuity and the culture of death

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…