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The Effect of Prolonging Life on the Requests for Euthanasia
Today’s post is short but it extends the recent discussion on the prolongation of life by technology. A visitor to my now inactive Bioethics Discussion Pages wrote me the following interesting question: “How will Euthanasia be affected if medicine and
technology makes everyone live longer?”
I wrote him back the following: … medical and technological prolongation of life does not necessarily mean a life meeting the quality standards set by the individual and doesn't assure a happy life or a life free of suffering.. or does it?
So, therefore, if life is too long or too burdensome, there might be some persons who would desire a "good death" to end that prolonged life.
Does everyone agree with my response? ..Maurice.