Euthanasia slippery slope: a failure of memory and imagination

Posted July 29, 2017 2:27 am by Alex Schadenberg

Euthanasia slippery slope: a failure of memory and imagination

This article was published by Mercatornet on July 28, 2017When the splash of assisted-suicide and euthanasia blinds us to their far-reaching ripples.Margaret SomervilleBy Margaret SomervilleVery recently, two senior physicians who have championed the legalization of euthanasia in their jurisdictions, Dr Boudewijn Chabot in the Netherlands and Dr Guy Robert in Quebec, have rejected current “appalling” developments in euthanasia in their countries. Yet, these developments should have been anticipated. So, why weren’t they?Pro-euthanasia advocates focus just on individuals and only in the present – a combination of radical autonomy/ intense individualism and “presentism” – which blocks out considering both lessons from

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