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In his 2007 book Boomsday, Christopher Buckley writes of a fictional future where an overwhelming number of elderly baby boomers are given tax incentives to end their lives early. With recent developments out of Switzerland, Buckley's tongue-in-cheek novel may prove all-too-prescient.
Increasingly, members of the medical community have embraced a "quality of life" ethic rather than a sanctity of life ethic.
There's no doubt that the concept of universal health care has its appeal, but at the end of the day what individuals must consider is who they want making decisions for them in the event of a serious or life-threatening medical situation.
If an unborn childs right to life can be denied based on criteria like age, size, location, cognitive capacity or simply the wishes of the mother, then whats to stop similar criteria from nullifying the life rights of the elderly, the disabled, or even the very young?
What kind of care and treatment does our society consider appropriate for its most vulnerable members?