Thursday, December 19, 2013

Euthanasia: Where there's a Will, there's relatives

By Dee Burton (excerpt)
I liken the death experience to birth when talking to the elderly people I work with - it can be so hard to go through, yet is inevitable.
None can know for absolute sure what, if anything, lies on the other side. Euthanasia promoters make some assumptions about 'nothing' or 'peace', Christians talk of hell for those who have rejected a loving God who lives in heaven.
My biggest concern however is something we do know about - relatives who are keen to get their hands on what is left behind. We've all seen and heard of the acrimony and greed of relatives and lawyers and the pressure they can put on the execution of the Will.
My fear is that legalising of euthanasia will have that pressure put on the dying relatives, and it is so obvious that this will occur.