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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Life wins

Cheers all around for doctors who voted against euthanasia in the UK. No, they're not saying that suffering is good, nor that people should die in misery and without dignity. Palliative care is entirely about making their last days as comfortable and pain-free as possible. They simply do not want to encourage people to treat opt for suicide as a treatment for pain or anxiety. What the world needs to give the dying is love, comfort, and the alleviation of pain. Instead, some people paint a picture of dying as something shameful, and their "solution" is by telling them "hurry up and die already!" THAT is what supporting euthanasia essentially means.

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