Tuesday, January 14, 2014

suicidal sanity

No doubt there will be fussing and fluttering, but a New Mexico judge has ruled that competent patients have the right to ask for a doctor's help to end their lives.

Judge Nan Nash wrote:
"This court cannot envision a right more fundamental, more private or more integral to the liberty, safety and happiness of a New Mexican than the right of a competent, terminally ill patient to choose aid in dying," H[sic]ash wrote. "If decisions made in the shadow of one's imminent death regarding how they and their loved ones will face that death are not fundamental and at the core of these constitutional guarantees, then what decisions are?"
A little sanity -- suicidal or otherwise -- is always welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Agree in principle.

    Still it's probably best to have some legal procedures and a waiting period before pulling the plug.