Death By Choice: Who Should Decide?
McGuires’ references to prior cases and documents is done logically and
clinically. After careful reading, and re-reading, I failed to understand his position
on the moral issue.
When did society decide that it is their “moral” obligation to determine when
quality of life should be for that individual?
Morality is a standard of right behavior, sanctioned by ones conscience and
no longer has the capacity to exist within the quality of life standards. Who set those
manifesting themselves as “God”. This is morally unacceptable to me. We were not
not give us the free will to decide who lives and who dies. That is not our decision
to make. I , for one, do not want to have to supply an answer as to why I felt that a
disabled or dysfunctional person was not deemed acceptable to society.
My question still remains as to who takes the responsibility of determining
who deserves to live and die, based on “quality of life” ? Who created the standard of
quality? Shouldn’t that decision be based upon the individuals version, not of
societies ? Even if a person is born incapacitated, they were born for a reason. Who are
we too decide that the reason is of no consequence?
When our time to pass comes, that should be a decision made from a higher
power. Not a decision based upon what society has deemed acceptable.