Monday, June 29, 2009

The right to choose

"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin

“I’m planning to live forever. So far, so good.” - Unknown

No one gets out of this life alive… yet death is a topic that most of us shy away from discussing, especially with those people that we love the most.

Well, I have news for all of you healthy folks out there: people with cancer are thinking about it and sometimes even talking about it with one another.

No, I’m not being negative. No, I’m not dwelling on it. It is just a reality of life that I want to consider before I’m in a critical situation and can no longer speak for myself.

In this week’s Kingston Whig Standard column, Sue Hendler asks the question:

Should we have the right to choose death with dignity, peace and care?

My answer is a resounding YES.

You can read other columns written by Sue Hendler by clicking on her name after Labels below.

Right to die Society of Canada

1 comment:

Daria said...

Hi Christine,

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog ... about cancer blogs ... I already follow your blog.

All the best to you,