Poll: most support euthanasia

Further to my previous post:

‘A Gallup poll released today, June 24, found that the majority of Americans believe euthanasia should be legal, with 69 percent agreeing that when a person has an incurable disease and requests euthanasia “doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient’s life by some painless means.”

The first time Gallup found a majority in favor of euthanasia was 1973. The percentage in favor of euthanasia grew from 53 percent in 1973 to 65 percent in 1990.

“In the last 25 years, Americans have solidly been in favor of doctors having the ability to end patients’ lives, with between 64% and 75% favoring the practice,” Gallup wrote.’

I wonder why this does not trouble most people? If we are a life-valuing society, (though we are becoming less so every year) it should be troubling. The shallow young think it euthanasia is not something that affects them because they are young and feel invulnerable and immortal. Old age? Serious illness? It can never happen to them, so they feel.

In our youth-obsessed, fitness-worshipping society, it’s no surprise that many people apparently feel that life is not worth preserving if you are old or unwell.  Just pull the plug; after all ‘I wouldn’t want to linger on if I were old or chronically ill, so they shouldn’t want to, either. It’s selfish. ‘

And all that’s necessary to carry out a program of passive euthanasia is to withhold vital medical care from the old and chronically ill. Just divert resources from the old and infirm citizenry to the ‘young and productive’, and just coincidentally the younger the demographic, the more ‘diverse’ they are, while the old are just coincidentally the Whitest demographic. Pattern? Coincidence?

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