Dignity and Physician Assisted Suicide

I soon hope to post my review of Mark Penninga’s Building on Sand: Human Dignity in Canadian Law & Society.  Let me just say for now that it’s a worthwhile read.  Towards the end of the book, Penninga discusses dignity and assisted suicide.  He writes:

In reality, there is little dignity evident in physician assisted suicide.  There is no courage to brave the difficult life, no support from loved ones to be by their side through thick and thin, and no hope for a better future.  ‘Death with dignity’ is a politically-correct way of giving up on life and taking away the responsibility of others to care for those who are suffering.  (88)

About Wes Bredenhof

Pastor of the Free Reformed Church, Launceston, Tasmania. View all posts by Wes Bredenhof

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