Save The Tumor Chantal Sebire suffers from an extremely rare form of cancer (foto: AFP) Since a few centuries some we tend to consider nature as something to preserve. Hence the international campaigns for saving the rainforest, panda's, the ozone layer and the korenwolf (a dutch animal living in the polder). But who decides what part of nature should be preserved? Nobody seems to be interested in actively saving or preserving mosquitoes, tornado's, crop-devouring locusts or in this case: tumors. Chantal Sébire, the lady on this picture, is fighting to get legal euthanasia in france. Tumors are a natural thing. We consider them a 'flaw' of nature, but a few hundred years ago, we might have considered them a punishment of God. Nature changes along with us. Source: BBC

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    (Yesterdays news; she died of a sleeping pill overdose)

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    This morning Chantal Sebire was found dead in her house (cause of death unknown). Peace to her.

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  • Hi ebcdi, this is not really the point I'm trying to make although the discussion is an interesting one. What I am trying to say is that we can bevery inconsequent and romantic as it comes down to our perception of nature. Nobody saves hurricanes or volcanoes. We tend to see them as "byproducts" of nature, just as diseases like cancer.

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  • Euthanasia should not be considered as the same thing as assisted suicide. Euthanasia is the fact of killing someone who asked for it it cannot manage to do it by himself for medical reasons. In this particular case, Chantal *could* kill herself. If we accept such cases, then we'll get suicide houses, like in Switzerland, where everyone can go in and pay a large amount of money for being killed. Is that what we want?

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