Skip to comments.Wesley J. Smith: Switzerland Welcomes Dr. Suicide Into Nursing Homes
Posted on 06/19/2012 3:55:47 PM PDT by wagglebee
Switzerland, which already permits suicide purveyors to make a lot of money out of suicide tourism, is now bringing self termination into nursing homes and hospitals. From the Swiss Info story:
Vaud is set to become the first Swiss canton to introduce a law explicitly regulating assisted suicide. On Sunday, 62 per cent of people in the French-speaking canton voted in favour of a proposal obliging nursing homes and hospitals to accept the practice. The plan was put forward by the cantonal parliament and when the new law comes into force, doctors in nursing homes and hospitals must respect the wishes of a person requesting assistance to die. However, certain conditions must be met before the wish is granted: the person in question is suffering from an incurable illness or injury and is of sound mind.
The decision whether both criteria are met is taken by the head of the nursing home or, in the case of a hospital, by the chief physician. This proposal was supported by the associations of Vaud nursing homes and doctors and put forward to counter an initiative by assisted suicide organisation Exit, which would have gone further by guaranteeing people in care facilities the unconditional right to die. Voters rejected Exits initiative.
The West is fast becomingand in some regards has already becomepro suicide. You doubt it? Read the news. And note here that legalizing assisted suicide was considered the moderate coursethe only way to keep doctors from being forced to make people dead on demand.
But that is coming. Indeed, Netherlander doctors are already forced to participate in the euthanasia deaths of legally qualified patientseither by doing the deed or finding a doctor who willaccording to an ethics ruling by the Dutch Medical Association (KNMG).
By the way, Switzerland has declared the intrinsic dignity of individual plants in its constitution and makes it illegal to flush a live goldfish down the toilet. Think about it.
And this is exactly the slippery slope that Zero and the culture of death intend to take America down.
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That's why they are divided up into teeny-tiny cantons, and some of the cantons are further subdivided by valleys ~ each with their own set of war refugees with revenge festering in their hearts for the last half millenium.
Wouldn't live there ~ couldn't pay me enough.
Coming soon to an ObamaCare regulated nursing home near you.
Hmmmm, Switzerland offers single payer/provider health care... This tells me that even they can’t cover the 7.6mm people that they have.
What about a game show where suicide contestants compete to see who can commit the most entertaining suicide. The prize money can go to whomever the winner chooses.
This is terrible. Suicide is a coward’s way out unless it is done for the better good, for example, a P-51 pilot intentionally ramming a Me-109 to save a B-17 bomber. I believe we all need to live our lives to whatever may come and we will all pass on when it is time to do so. My belief is that suicide for the sake of convenience does screw up the life process and karma if you will. Life is God’s greatest gift and it should be protected and not thrown away on a whim.
If we can “legally” kill babies, we can “legally” kill disabled,frail, etc.
“A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.” Pope John Paul II
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