Think about it, why did healthcare technology advance so fast? In my view it was because people weren’t allowed to end their lives. If people are not allowed to end their lives, there’s a pressure for new tech and new ways to keep them alive. Would we have had defibrillators, dialysis, etc. as early as we did, if we simply allowed people to die or end their lives? I imagine that there would be lower pressure to develop these new life-saving technologies and drugs if euthanasia were freely available (or a let them die attitude were present).
Similarly, think about abortion. Prior to when abortion was legal, the first incubator was invented in the late nineteenth century (the more modern ones in the '60s), post-abortion legalization in the US (1973 onwards) how many new ways of keeping newborns alive have been invented? I mean outside of birth suppression methods such as comprehensive sex-ed and contraceptives and such.
Will it be that in the future, with post-euthanasia legalization there will be lower pressure to develop new tech to keep people alive for longer?
This is of course, merely a spur of the moment epiphany which I had, I have not looked at any studies related to this at the moment, but could it be that at the highest levels of abortion and euthanasia legalization there could be a negative impact on technology?
In my cursory overview of google results, I have not immediately found any studies which have investigated the impact of euthanasia and abortion on technology, there are 1-2 which I saw which came up in the search results on the impact of technology on abortion, but as far as I saw (about 10 pages in), there were no results specifically about the impact of tech on euthanasia let alone the impact of euthanasia on tech. Perhaps nobody has investigated this link as it’s politically explosive, and academia is dominated by liberals? There was a similar suppression of studies in Universities about the impact of detransition and retransition on Transgender folks, as it was deemed too politically explosive atleast in the UK. Who knows what other research is either buried or suppressed due to its explosivity? I’m not saying that such research is suppressed, but that it could be (on the impact of abortion and euthanasia on care tech).
Is there similar research which is suppressed about abortion and euthanasia regret (or their impact on
care tech), just because it might go against an established liberal narrative?
You can check the links referenced to get an idea on the kind of potential suppression that I am talking about.
It could also be that nobody has looked into this link [of course that would also make me ask, why hasn’t anyone looked into this link(?)].