Category Archives: Death with Dignity

Posts pertaining to the “Death with Dignity” movement, and related issues.

Federal government introduces legislation to delay assisted dying expansion – February 2, 2023…

Date: February 04, 2023

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“Federal ministers David Lametti (justice) and Carolyn Bennett (mental health and addictions) hold a news conference on Parliament Hill to discuss their government’s newly tabled bill concerning medical assistance in dying. Bill C-39 seeks a delay until March 17, 2024, for extending assisted dying eligibility to people whose sole condition is a mental disorder. The proposed one-year extension responds to concerns over the March 17, 2023, eligibility date. Lametti also faces questions from reporters about the ongoing controversy over the appointment of Amira Elghawaby as the federal anti-Islamophobia representative and about restrictions on gay and bisexual men from donating to sperm banks in Canada.”


Return Home, the World’s First Large Scale Human Composting Facility…


Date: January 30, 2023

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Today Explained: Composting Yourself…


Date: January 22, 2023

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“Remember you are dirt and to dirt you shall return. Science journalist Eleanor Cummins and law professor Tanya Marsh explain the rise of human composting, now legal in six states, as an alternative to burial or cremation.

This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Noel King.”



Canada To Legalize Euthanasia For “Mature Minors”…

Date: January 10, 2023

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“In this video I discuss Canada’s ever expanding Euthanasia policy that now may be expanded to what the nation refers to as “Mature Minors”

Without any intention, I’ve somehow found myself in what feels like the right wing, authoritarian part of YouStooged again…

I’m not familiar with this guy, and hence have developed no sense of reliability in their outlook and words…

To be completely honest, I’ve seen a few references to “Canada aggressively euthanizing people”…was a bit curious, but highly suspected that it was hyperbole, intended to further the aspirations of the authoritarian right.

I remain unconvinced, that this is not the case…and I do not vouch for the validity of the claims being made.

I think this is worth a listen, even if just for understanding what’s being claimed.

Of course…I am a strong advocate of Death with Dignity…But disposing of “undesirables” is not part of that movement…at all.

The question of where death with dignity is appropriate with children and adolescents, is a very difficult question…

I know there can be [in my opinion] extremely ridiculous and unnecessary reasons, for people to seek and receive euthanasia…At the same time, I struggle with the idea that “I” have any right to demand that others persist on in their own life.

I simply have no personal right to demand of you, that you keep living…I don’t have a right, to anyone else being alive…And regardless of your rational in maybe ending your life…I don’t know exactly what your experience in daily life is…I don’t know all the ways you suffer…or what keeps life worth the struggle, in your mind.

It’s not about what I want…It’s just entirely possible, that some people might be better off dead than languishing on…and maybe they should have that choice.

I get really disgusted, when seeing outsiders attempt intertwining this with the “sexual consent” issue…as if MAPs are looking to exploit the deaths of children, teens and adults, “just so they can shag a kid”…And to those sorts I say, Fuck You! These are two entirely separate issues..and I would never trade other peoples lives, for my own sex life.

Plus…in case you have not noticed…it is the state that has been pushing this…and states tend to be outright treacherous towards MAPs…States are not trying to pave a way, towards sexual freedom for children, teens and MAPs…On the contrary…States, by their actions, are clearly hell bent on making the lives of MAPs as miserable as possible.

It is laughable and sick, for anyone to suggest that the state is going to start killing children, in attempts of working up to handing children over to us for sex.

If you believe that…you clearly have no clue, of what is objectively going on in this world.

Far less controversial [and I think rightfully so]…administering drugs which hasten death, while someone of any age is on their death bed [or even just anywhere, suffering with an immediately mortal, untreatable condition], sparing them of minutes or hours of struggling to breathe and survive…that is an ethical and humane thing to do.

I don’t believe this should ever be pushed onto anyone, who is capable of surviving…I also think that anyone considering willingly doing it, should understand the finality of it all.


Our Last Year Together: What My Camera Captured As My Parents Died Of Cancer…


Date: September 05, 2022

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“As a photojournalist, I did the only thing I knew: I picked up my camera and documented my parents’ dual cancer treatments for the next 24 months and our lives as they unfolded. From the seven-hour chemotherapy infusions to running errands with Mom according to her to-do lists, I was there with my camera slung across my shoulder.”


The Funeral Concert Where the Body Performed…


Date: August 24, 2022

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“He was the life of the party, so that’s why I sent him home that way.”

Learn more about Dr. Fletcher, Associate Professor of American & African American History and Co-Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies at Albright College.

BOOK: co-editor of “Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed” which examines the internal and/or external drives among ethnic, religious, and racial groups to separate their dead


I sometimes find myself wrestling with where to draw the line, concerning what to share in this series. I’m not looking for ghoulish spectacle, or stuff that unnerves and creeps people out.

Even I am a little bit…”Mmmm…I don’t know…” about this one…Yet, the question is fundamental, even cutting edge, in the discussion of what “dignified death” means.

I don’t imagine I’d “want” to attend such an event…though I don’t see it as being inconsistent with dignity, if that’s what the deceased, the family, the friends and community wanted.

I ultimately would support this kind of thing…It’s about as natural as anything else, I suppose…Just because the body is not in a casket, does not make the gathering invalid…or wrong.

I was shocked that they only need straight formaldehyde, to accomplish this. I figured some sort of extra support would be necessary.