As of January 1, 2019, 1,461 people have died by Assisted Suicide in Oregon ,
A man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The progression is rapid. Within a few months, things go from first detected, to extreme pain that even morphine won't stop. When the pain gets too be too much, what does our medical and legal community offer? Basically, just "Deal with it." Otherwise, you'll just have to take your own life. So, he's left with consciously finding a way to end the misery.
Most solutions are far from gentle. Taking ones own life. What torment a man must go through to end the pain.
Euthanasia has been legal in
Switzerland for over 50 years and Norway joined them
this year. There just aren't that many countries that seem
to care about keeping a man's dignity in tact when he dies.
How can we be so cruel? Who really benefits from our
cruelty? Think about it. You might next.
There have been at least 3,147 deaths
from euthanasia reported worldwide. This is based on data
from the Disability and Health Journal published in January
2010 that reported 401 assisted suicide deaths in Washington
state by the end of 2009, 246 assisted suicide deaths in
Oregon from 1998 to 2005 reported by the International Task
Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and 2,500
euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands as of 2009 reported by
the Euthanasia Prevention Coaltition. Exact figures may very
well be higher than this total.
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche