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Assisting Suicide

Wesley J. Smith

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Wesley J. Smith writes about the difficulty of getting people to consider the grave cultural implications of physician assisted suicide and euthanasia.

It is hard to tell the truth about assisted suicide. Actually, the difficulty isn't in the telling, it is in getting people to hear, or more precisely, to listen.

Most people are about as enthusiastic about the pondering the issue of assisted suicide as they are about working out the details of their own funeral. The subject hits too close to home, involving as it does, the ultimate issues of life: the reality of human mortality; fears about illness, disability, and old age; the loss of loved ones to the dark dampness of the grave.

The true agenda of the assisted suicide movement came into rare focus in October 1998, when the World Federation of Right to Die Societies - an organization consisting of the world's foremost euthanasia advocacy groups -- issued its 'Zurich Declaration' after its biannual convention... Finally, the actual goal of the assisted suicide movement is revealed: deaths on demand for anyone with more than a transitory wish to die.

For the complete article go to Do No Harm website.



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