A fictional film slated to soon debut depicts life in Japan for citizens 75-years or older. Called Plan 75, it depicts life under a law that encourages euthanasia at 75-years-old to diminish the growing population of older adults. The director, Chie Hayakawa, produced the film as a warning that Japanese society is growing intolerant of people who are weak, elderly, poor, or disabled. The people have become obsessed with the concept of self-responsibility. When the film came out in Japan he was shocked to find support for the real-life idea of a Plan 75. Euthanasia is expanding with alarming speed in Canada. In less than five years they dropped the requirement that patients be terminal. To watch a trailer of Plan Seventy-Five, visit lifeissues.org.
This post originally appeared at https://lifeissues.org/2023/05/plan-seventy-five/