04 June, 2016

How to put lipstick on assisted suicide

If someone was on a bridge and wanted to jump, we'd try to save them, right?


Perhaps it's the violence that makes us shudder. Putting a gun to your head, throwing yourself off a building, slitting your wrists – what if Claflin's character or Maynard chose one of these methods? What would the narrative be then?

But no, taking a lethal dose of barbiturates and passing “in peace” as your vital organs shut down one-by-one makes all the difference. And yet, there is no difference. All we've done is put lipstick on something which, despite our glamorizing attempts, is the same awful, isolated despair.

How to put lipstick on assisted suicide :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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