I wonder if someone can point out to Isabelle Maréchal the inconsistency in her editorial endorsing assisted suicide in today's Journal de Montréal.
I see a couple of flaws.
At the outset she rightly laments the present deplorable state of our elderly population right here in La belle province.
- Lack of humane treatment in our hospitals and long term health facilities.
- Many suffering from lonelinees.
- Suicide among the elderly is on the rise.
Yet she endorses a permanent solution - assisted suicide, to a temporary problem.
Even more baffling in her logic is the inconsistency of her claims. First she expressies her empathy for persons she does not know. Rightly so. We live in a community and have cares and concerns for our fellow human beings, whether these be beggars in our Metro or those dear family members.
Yet the inconstancy in her logic arrises in her concluding thoughts. Seemingly oblicious to the compassion she hs just endorsed, she argues that she is prepared to end her own life if condiitions are decrepit.