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Many Germans did not want to be reminded of individuals who did not measure up to their concept of a "master race." The physically and mentally handicapped were viewed as "useless" to society, a threat to Aryan genetic purity, and, ultimately, unworthy of life. At the beginning of World War II, individuals with mental or physical disabilities were targeted for murder in what the Nazis called the "T-4," or "euthanasia," program.
The Euthanasia Program required the cooperation of many German doctors, who reviewed the medical files of patients in institutions to determine which handicapped or mentally ill individuals should be killed. The doctors also supervised the actual killings.
originally posted by: DAVID64
Assisted suicide should be legal. Unless you've watched a loved one die slowly and painfully of a terminal disease like cancer, you don't know what a gift it could be for them.
If a person is terminally ill and still of sound mind, they should be free to make that decision for themselves.
originally posted by: lakenheath24
Really? How does insurance make money off dead people, as opposed to keeping someone alive to milk said insurance for a year??????? You need to speak to pees who have been through such a thing as opposed to some bleeding heart, fake religious, knee jerk reaction.
a reply to: seeker1963