Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wolves In Sheep's Clothing In NY Legslation

Here’s a beautiful piece of spin – chattering on about how great palliative care is (it is) but then slants to other darker angles. The dead giveaway is that the proposed NY legislation was introduced by the NY branch of Compassion & Choices, a pro-death outfit that were the force behind the assisted sucide laws in both Washington state and Oregon. And, the red flag in the opening paragraph – the economic aspects of end of life care. Death panel, anyone??
Frank Talk About Care at Life’s End
Legislators have begun to recognize the medical, humanitarian and economic value of helping terminally ill patients and their families navigate treatment options as they approach the end of life. more

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