It has always baffled me why conservatives who declaim and declare their opposition to “the government” intruding into lives of people, oppose those who wish to end their lives. Tony Nicklinson in England wants to die. He is 58, paralyzed from the neck down, unable to move or enjoy and active life, simply wants to end it all. He describes his life as, “dull, miserable, demeaining, undignified and intolerable.”
His appeal to a court for exercising the right to die was denied. Frankly, if an individual who enjoys full mental capacity wants to die, they should be allowed to make that decision. But, conservatives would deny this right even while they oppose “the government” providing food stamps to the poor.