Schindler: Euthanasia supporters tout autonomy of violence

Bobby Schindler, M.S.  

Attacks on autonomy and human dignity appear to be intensifying.

 

Autonomy, of course, refers to our ability to act as independent human beings, with an innate and inviolable human dignity inherent to each of us, regardless of our physical, medical, emotional, psychological, or financial circumstances.

 

It seems as if so many, however, are intent on reconsidering autonomy to mean something like an “autonomy of self-harm.” In other words, many are using autonomy as a means to advocate for forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

 

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