More and more these days we are hearing calls for euthanasia to be legalised in this country. Many argue that there comes a point when life is no longer worth living, when there is no hope of a brighter a future, when it is kinder to simply help a person to die with 'dignity' than keep soldiering on.
What I personally find bizarre about this view point is that all these campaigners are jumping up and down to have a Dignitas-style firm set up over here, but none of them want to try and improve the state of our care system. I mean why do people feel like the future is bleak, that there is no hope, like there is simply no choice but to 'end it all'? Now I have seen some very high quality nursing and palliative care and support...and some that was absolutely attrocious. And, as you would expect, it was the state-funded care that was bloody awful. In some ways I can sympathisewhy some people fear what will happen to them if all they ever see is what the government will provide (which ain't much), especially if they cannot afford to go private. The other thing that always baffles me though is that campaigners think that euthanasia is the thing that gives those with a debilitating or terminal illness hope, shows them that, no matter what, they are in control. Except all that euthansia does is show a person that their life really is worth nothing, there is no hope...so they might as well end it.
here. I really hope we don't allow euthanasia to become legal here, or women like this will be a thing of the past.