Me Before You: My Take On Disability and Euthanasia

A new disability and euthanasia related romance flick ‘Me Before You’ has sparked a lot of controversy among some in the disabled community… so I thought I would weigh in on the debate.

In the interests of full disclosure, I must admit that I haven’t seen the film personally. This opinion piece isn’t about the film, the actors in it, or the people that made it.

Many people have claimed that the film implies that it is better off for a person to be dead than to face a life with disability. Euthanasia, as I understand it, is a process in which a person can choose to end their own life by being “put to sleep”. The right to die should be allowed for anybody, regardless of if they are disabled or not, and our personal feelings on the matter will always vary. Continue reading Me Before You: My Take On Disability and Euthanasia