Tyranny disguised as autonomy in euthanasia cases.

Posted July 6, 2016 2:55 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Tyranny disguised as autonomy in euthanasia cases.

This article was published on the HOPE Australia website on July 5, 2016Paul RusellBy Paul Russell – Director of HOPE Australia.Two memes dominate the pro-euthanasia rhetoric; choice and pain.Yet in a significant number of media stories featuring people who want access to euthanasia and assisted suicide we see that it is not pain that is the dominant driving factor; it is fear of the possibility of future pain and, most often the fear of loss of autonomy. The latter is often expressed in terms of not wishing to go to a nursing facility or hospital or loss of freedom of

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