Comment of the week

Another cracker from The Economist‘s web community (here, behind a paywall). This – by ‘fredigundis’ – was prompted by an October 20th article on “Assisted suicide: Over my dead body.”

“The controversy has long collapsed under the weight of its own hypocrisy. Let’s take the US, that beacon of self-righteousness:

Isn’t it ironic that vicious criminals are put to death in a painless and fairly dignified way, while decent people near the end of their life cycle are condemned to rot away in a hospital bed (if they are lucky) at great emotional and financial costs to their families?”

Thought provoking stuff.