Disabled lives are worth living. Euthanasia implies otherwise.

Posted December 14, 2017 11:38 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Disabled lives are worth living. Euthanasia implies otherwise.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe New Zealand government is now officially debating a bill to legalize euthanasia. Today Stuff News published an excellent article by Claire Freeman, who writes from the disability perpective.Claire FreemanFreeman opposes euthanasia based on her personal experience. Freeman notes that the bill is not limited to people who are terminally ill. Freeman wrote:However, the bill contains another clause which states that anyone with a grievous and irremediable medical condition will also qualify for euthanasia.  This is a very important aspect but seems to be often omitted. This “grievous and irremediable” definition covers many people, especially

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