How libertarian are you? Twin brothers euthanized.Submitted by snakepit22 on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:13
I like to think I'm on the extreme end of the freedom spectrum; say what you want, believe what you want, do what ever you want to your body, etc. With that, I also believe that suicide is perfectly within your rights, and if you need a doctor to help you with that, I guess I just can't get too upset about it.
This article was hard to read, two brothers who were born deaf, are now going blind, so they decided to have their doctor end their lives. I commend Belgium on there regulations regarding this as it seems they are very moral in their laws about allowing suicide among the suffering. But what about the non-suffering? What about those who just want to die? How comfortable are you with the ideas of freedom, that you are willing to take it to this extreme? Do you have the freedom to end your own life? Does that conflict with the ideas of liberty? of your religion? and for the numerous Christians in the liberty movement, how do you reconcile the two issues?