Wesley J. Smith: Euthanasia Party!

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(NRO) – A Canadian man with diabetes named Dan Laramie, whose illness had advanced to the point he would need amputations, decided to be lethally injected instead.

He was killed by his doctor to cheers and applause from family and friends at his euthanasia party — at which photos were taken to commemorate the event, and perhaps, to send along with the story to the media. From the Daily Mail story:

She said music was played an important part in the end-of-life celebration and he had even written 30 songs while he was in hospital. Speaking after the party [Laramie’s wife] Stef said: ‘I don’t really feel loss, we don’t need any sorrow at this time and I don’t know if that sounds rude.

‘We had a really amazing relationship, if he had died in a way that we had no notion of it or by surprise then it would be a sorrowful thing. But I don’t think dying should be sorrowful.’ His friends, sister, son, daughter, grandchildren and some of his nurses all came to the party.

So, let me ask you, my dear readers, to ponder: If invited to such a “party,” would you go? CONTINUE