Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Time To Die?

From the latest edition of the excellent newsletter of comes this report...

In Israel, a government bill setting forth a procedure for passive euthanasia facilitates the placement of a timer on a patient's ventilator. "A response delayed by a timer attached to a patient's ventilator will solve the Israeli government's wish to introduce passive euthanasia for terminally ill people and to allow them to die with dignity," states a medical journal article.

COMMENT: The phrase "passive euthanasia" is an ambiguous term designed to make the imposed death of a loved one seem acceptable.