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Calls for euthanasia fuelled by ageism and ableism

No compassion when those with terminal illness made wonder if they are burden

Kathleen Rogers has a terminal illness – motor neurone disease.

  • Breda O’Brien
  • The Irish Times

Coping with a terminal diagnosis is an exhausting challenge.

Recently, it has become even harder for Kathleen because she frequently hears her illness cited as a reason to introduce euthanasia or assisted suicide.

It is very damaging to constantly hear suggestions that the quality of life of people like her is so poor that the only compassionate option is to…

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