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The lies of euthanasia

The edifice of public support for euthanasia is built on a lie, that people know what they might want in the face of dying. The truth is almost all of us don’t, especially in a culture where there is a marked taboo around death.

Our inability to consider broader risks in the wake of the pandemic highlights our aversion to even consider facing our mortality. This feeds further misconceptions about painful death and end-of-life care, corrupting informed debate about assisted dying.

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