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14473Re: [mythsoc] Reply to Carl

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  • Carl F. Hostetter
    Mar 28, 2005
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      On Mar 28, 2005, at 6:04 PM, Stolzi wrote:

      > About euthanasia, I am not so sure, Carl. As someone else pointed out,
      > "pulling the plug" was less possible then as there were simply fewer
      > machines keeping people alive. In a smaller population and a less
      > impersonal society, it may be that doctors, consulting with families,
      > made
      > quiet decisions which weren't reported to anybody. Full-out
      > euthanasia,
      > which is a bit different from easing out the actively dying, lies in
      > our
      > future, but is already becoming more thinkable. Look at the Dutch
      > example.

      All good points, Mary. I concede that the case is not nearly so clear
      with regard to euthanasia as to abortion.
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