A man in the Netherlands has been allowed to die because he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic.
Mark Langedijk chose the day of his death and was telling jokes, drinking beer and eating ham sandwiches with his family hours before he passed away.
He was killed by lethal injection at his parents’ home on 14 July, according to an account of the ordeal written by his brother and published in the magazine Linda.
The Netherlands introduced a euthanasia law 16 years ago, which is available to people in “unbearable suffering” with no prospect of improvement.
I’d say that the MP should mind their own business. The ultimate decision one can make, regarding the God-given liberty we enjoy as humans, is to decide one’s own status as living or deceased. No one can take that right from you and I don’t have any problem with affording people a dignified way to go about it, provided there are strong safeguards in place.
At least this guy didn’t have to jump in front of a train. What say you?