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  1. If you can work past Nitschke s gentle, but earnest underlying plea for redemption, you ll probably reach that part of the book where you question why you re reading it Preaching to the converted Who would read such a thing if you didn t already believe that in this modern world a person s control of their end of life choice was inadequate.If you go a chapter further, you ll find exceptional and respectful consideration of the debate on suicide, the health of the elderly, the rights of parents, [...]

  2. Level headed, with Compassion than the Entire Pro life MovementThose who take the view that compassion comprises suffering with others miss the point entirely For starters, if everyone subscribed to that line of thinking, we would be bereft of even aspirin That perspective is what led the ghoulish and thankfully departed Mother Teresa to withhold analgesics from her wards in India and elsewhere around the world Funnily but unsurprisingly enough, she would not subject herself to the same misguid [...]

  3. Those who take the view that compassion comprises suffering with others miss the point entirely For starters, if everyone subscribed to that line of thinking, we would be bereft of even aspirin That perspective is what led the ghoulish and thankfully departed Mother Teresa to withhold analgesics from her wards in India and elsewhere around the world Funnily but unsurprisingly enough, she would not subject herself to the same misguided compassion and love that she lavished on those in excruciatin [...]

  4. Anyone interested in ethics should read this book It doesn t matter if you re a fervent Christian appalled by the idea of euthanasia, nor does it matter if you re already set on the idea that everyone should be allowed freedom of choice in all aspects of life Nitschke has been labelled Dr Death , in a manner that I think is both unfair and completely off the mark On the contrary, I d argue that his respect for life, human worth and dignity makes him just the opposite It is his belief in the huma [...]

  5. Don t worry amici I m not planning mors voluntaria, rather I m reading this in preparation for a writing project interview with the good Dr NitschkeOK, not exactly a fun read focussing one s attention on the unavoidable pain of death fast approaching all of us I must admit I needed to go 50 pages at a time and then turn to a chapter of something cheerful like The Fatal Shore or The Tyrant s Novel but strangely comforting in that it not only poses the problem but shows that there are morally and [...]

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