The euthanasia machine has once again become activated, following the “compassionate” murder of a woman with advanced stage Alzheimer’s. However, wanting to broaden the law to give advanced consent to suicide – through an advance directive – raises many ethical and moral questions.
What is the status of people with dementia such as Alzheimer’s? Are we talking about a subcategory of human beings that could be eliminated if their “old self” asked for it? Are there categories of “unworthy” people?
There is still time to change our perspective on people made vulnerable by sickness, old age, or disability.Share