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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Canada, Beloved Neighbor to My North, I Love You To Death, (Sorry, Bad Choice of Words,) But Help Me Wrap My Mind Around This Suicide Thing

Killing yourself, dying on your own terms, in your own time, is a way of retaining your dignity, and therefore a good thing.
The Supreme Court ruling on that case last year established that Canadians have the constitutional right to doctor-assisted death.
Unless it's not.
The community, [of Attawapiskat ] on James Bay in remote northern Ontario, declared a state of emergency a week ago after 11 of its members attempted suicide in one weekend and 28 tried to do so in March.
It's bad unless someone you think is old enough to make the decison wants it?

And in that case, is it objectively bad, or just something that ought to be postponed?

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