A Modest Proposal: Euthanasia of the Poor

I admit I have reservations about this, but this blogger does make an excellent case about this controversial issue. The right to healthcare and pain relief for those in great pain who lack the funds to pay for healthcare is also addressed in this post.  No one should have to ever be faced with the choice of whether they should end their lives, if pain relief and a peaceful, natural passing is possible. We are aghast that animals should suffer; why do we think it’s okay for human beings to suffer unnecessarily?

Of course, no civilized society should deny healthcare to the poor and the “right to die” shouldn’t even have to be a question.   Many conservatives value the life of the fetus and want to outlaw abortion, but their concern for human life seems to stop at birth.   Babies  and children die every day because their parents are too poor to afford quality healthcare for them.  Things will only become worse if their access to Medicaid is removed.  We already have a shamefully high infant mortality rate here in America, one of the highest of the industrialized countries.     But these same conservatives who want to force all women to carry their pregnancies to term care nothing about helping these same women take care of their newborns.    “You’re on your own,” they say.  Or, “you shouldn’t have gotten pregnant.”

A poor person who is dying and in great pain should be offered palliative care at no cost or and morphine or some other strong pain relieving drug to make their passing more tolerable.

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Does society really value human life? How much.

What is euthanasia for humans?
The term Euthanasia originated from the Greek word for “good death.” It is the act or practice of ending the life of a person either by lethal injection or the suspension of medical treatment. Because of this, many view euthanasia as simply bringing relief by alleviating pain and suffering.

Theory. In the TV series, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, a large claim is made for the moral value stbuffyof human life. Of course, that fantasy world consists of vampires and demons whom the “virtuous” kill because they are evil and a danger to humans. But, Buffy, who slays vampires and demons every day, maintains, there is a big difference between being a “slayer,” one who kills vampires and demons, and a “killer,” who murders human beings. Another group that is adamant about…

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6 thoughts on “A Modest Proposal: Euthanasia of the Poor

  1. Euthanasia is ***not*** about relieving suffering. (Grrr…)

    Euthanasia is about punishing those who have ‘chosen to do evil’. (Defined evil – i.e. the self-righteous powerful call sickness and infirmity evil – as if sick people chose ‘illness’ over ‘health’, so as to trouble their social superiors – who, by virtue of their exalted positions, have -of course -chosen rightly… grrr.)

    As such, then, ‘Euthanasia’ needs to be seen as something closer to human sacrifice (to dagon or molech, perhaps) – and, ultimately to Brimstone himself. (Aka sulfur-breath, satan, der Teufel, etc)

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