Thursday, June 30, 2016

Party Games 51/55 Voluntary Euthanasia Party

Thanks to the vagaries of alphabetical order I've been left with some rather serious topic parties towards the end. This one is the Voluntary Euthanasia Party. Again, the name basically sums it up. I agree with the idea of voluntary euthanasia for certain cases. I don't think it's a decision to be made lightly, and it's never going to be an easy one, but I do think it could be an option in the right circumstances. I think in my own case I could put up with pain, but if I lost my mind like full on senile dementia, then is there really anything of me left to preserve.

Anyway, the Voluntary Euthanasia Party wants laws brought in to allow people to choose to end their life on their own terms when the time comes. They propose some sensible safeguards, but not the cooling off period I've seen other parties suggest (I guess if you're suffering that much you want to end it a week waiting to make sure you've really made up your mind could be a very long time, so maybe a strict time period isn't such a good idea).

On other issues they say they'll take them on a case by case basis, but in general they have a moderate, progressive stance.

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