Duty to Die

The “Duty to Die” Advances

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Is there such a thing as a “duty to die?” Some notable voices in bioethics say, yes. They believe that as a matter of distributive justice, when people reach a certain advanced age, severe disability, or very poor health, they owe it to society, their […]

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The “Duty to Die” Advances

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Is there such a thing as a “duty to die?” Some notable voices in bioethics say, yes. They believe that as a matter of distributive justice, when people reach a certain advanced age, severe disability, or very poor health, they owe it to society, their […]

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Duty to Die Gains Traction in UK

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The so-called “duty to die” has been quietly discussed in bioethics for more than a decade. Now, a major British Medical Association leader proposed an implicit duty to die by stating that terminally ill people may have to be denied life-extending treatments due to the […]

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