Sanity from Map Priest: get me to the church
before my time.
You could argue that society should respect the wishes of the dying to commit suicide even for these social reasons. But I think that is wrongheaded and far too convenient for a selfish, youth worshipping society. We need to make provision for the terminally ill to die with dignity whilst enjoying the end of their lives to the full and free of the stress of worrying about others. In other words, before we can legislate for a dignified death we need to make it possible for the dying to live dignified lives. [Ed: my emphasis]
Yes! Yes! Yes!
But not just for the elderly and infirm in the UK this should be a mantra for all people all over the world. Which is of course what Christian Aid have been doing for years under the slogan "We believe in life before death".