While only four U.S. states have legalized physician-assisted suicide, Quebec, our neighbor to the north, is currently debating a radical bill that would mandate every institution in the province offer and provide “end-of-life care.”
Our major public policies are based on the assumption that America will continue to enjoy growth. Economic growth and population growth.
This week, blogger Wesley J. Smith directed his readers' attention to an article on Salon.com written by Lillian B. Rubin. Eighty-eight years old and in failing health, Rubin speculates about our society's fear of death, the taboo surrounding elder suicide, and her own struggles with "ambivalence" about taking her own life.