Single Idea 4051

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 5. Euthanasia]

Full Idea

In the process of voluntary euthanasia we will sweep up some who are not really tired of life, but think others are tired of them.

Gist of Idea

People will volunteer for euthanasia because they think other people want them dead

Source

Yale Kamisar (Against Euthanasia [1958], p.78)

Book Reference

'Ethics for Modern Life', ed/tr. Abelson,R./Friquegnon,M [St Martin's 1987], p.78


A Reaction

We could permit such choices. Or set up systems to eliminate such cases.