Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the suicide tourist

I am an advocate of euthanasia. I was a supporter of assisted suicide before the documentary (the suicide tourist) on the life and death of Craig Ewert, and I am moreso now. Craig was a computer science professor who was diagnosed with ALS in 2006 and chose to end his own life, but had to fly to Zurich (Switzerland) in order to do so - where assisted suicide is legal in some cases. Away from his home, away from his bed, his books, his music... I don't understand the world sometimes. We lack compassion as a society if we deny someone like Craig Ewert the dignity to end his own suffering peacefully. We as a society, have no right to tell others how to live their lives - so why do we feel we have the right to tell them how to die?

1 comment:

  1. I really like the boldness and contrast of this painting :)