Here is blog post by Alex Schadenberg on a recent article by Peter Singer on euthanasia and mental illness. Here is the concluding passage from Schadenberg’s post–
“Euthanasia promoters, such as Singer ignore the reality that there is no proof that certain psychiatric conditions are untreatable and secondly, they ignore the fact that a symptom of some psychiatric conditions is suicidal ideation.
It’s saying we kill people with mental illnesses because they want to die, but they want to die because they need treatment. Meanwhile Bill C-7 did not require that the person try effective treatments.
We need a caring society, not a killing society.”