And we wonder why there is an epidemic of geriatric suicide.
The Humanist has published an article that could have been a perfect fit for the old Hemlock Quarterly, in which a wife (“non theist”) wholeheartedly supports her husband John’s desire to commit suicide because he has Alzheimer’s disease. From, “The End:”
The day we both faced the inevitable, we gazed at one another with tears in our eyes. He took a deep breath and then told me that when he could no longer follow his intellectual pursuits, when he could no longer drive legally, when he was not yet incontinent or blaming me for his own inabilities, he would take his own life.