Women and Adversity: Assisted Suicide
When I hear “assisted suicide,” I think of the 1969 movie “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” People accept animals being euthanized, but when a human being is considered, the reaction is, “How cruel!”
I’m Catholic and can’t consider assisted suicide, but what is humane? Hospice is humane. Assisted suicide is humane.
Brittany Maynard, who would have been 30 Nov. 19, chose to end her life in a humane way. Suffering from brain cancer, she endured seizures and other painful effects and chose to work with www.compassionandchoices.org to put an end to her suffering.
Brittany moved from California to Oregon where it is legal for a physician to prescribe drugs to end a terminally ill patient’s suffering to end his or her life. Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico are states that allow people to seek help to end their lives. Humans suffer incurable conditions when animals are put to sleep peacefully? Think about it.