Should we have the right to choose when to die? The great debate on euthanasia continues.
On Saturday the referendums for the End of Life choice and the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill will be voted on in New Zealand.
I have been pondering the End of Life Choices Act and the Cannabis Legislation and Control Bill, and weighing up the pros and cons of each choice. I have listened to both sides of the debate about euthanasia. I have even tuned in to the legalisation of cannabis documentaries – oh those the endless debates!!
Even aside from deciding who to vote for in the general election, these are important decisions to make.
I have watched a documentary about the lack of sufficient medical staff, the cost and unavailability of early treatment, the lack of resources, huge waiting times that result in many people are dying before getting any cancer treatment. Is cancer the only way people die these days?
Do we need the right to make a choice to end our own life? Is this to be the final solution to overcrowded and underfunded health resources?
What happened to dying of old age? Can people still die of old age or does there have to be an identified specific cause of death?
So many questions. Enough already..!
In my usual procrastinating way – I will delay dying as long as I can. Does that mean I have to look after and exercise my body a bit better? At the very least, I suppose I will exercise my right to vote.
In this life or the next, or maybe even next week, we may find the answers….or will it just be pot luck?