Do we really have to go through this again?
The headline in the National Post calls out “Peaceful Death?” It then goes on to ask, “How can doctors be sure a medically assisted death is a 'peaceful' death’?”
Despite the fact that death by lethal injection is described by a medical professional as “one of a peaceful transition to the afterlife without any witnessed suffering. Not once has a member of our care team approached me to discuss concerns they had around the patient’s comfort during the procedure”, we still have do-gooders in our society who are ready to have the world follow their dictates.
I’ve written here before that one thing is for certain: there is no need for anyone seeking to end their life to do so in a shower of violence. (You know, like being forced to splatter their guts about as rocker Kurt Cobain did by putting a bullet in his brain; or stringing a belt around his neck and over a beam to choke himself to death by hanging as comedian Robin Williams did; or jumping from the window of her apartment to the busy street below as singer Susannah McCorkle did). Surely, when life decides to pay you no favors, your exit should not be shrouded in violence.
Can't you do-gooders see that not everyone wants to go your way? Can't you have respect for those who just want to leave their way? You know, with some dignity left. Surely, when life decides to pay you no favors, your exit should not be shrouded in violence.