Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LA Times Misinforms Readers: Clueless On Assisted Suicide vs. Euthanasia

I really, really, really wish that the media would shut up if they're going to be as misinformed as this LA Times piece on India's Supreme Court decision yesterday. Earth to LA Times: Assisted suicide is NOT "some form of euthanasia." There is NO legalized euthanasia in the US. Period. End of Story.
India's Supreme Court lays out euthanasia guidelines 
India's Supreme Court on Monday laid out guidelines for the use of euthanasia in extreme situations involving terminally ill patients, even as it rejected a plea for its use in the case of a woman who has been in a vegetative state for nearly four decades.
With the decision, India joins a handful of nations — including Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland — and the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington in allowing some form of euthanasia. India has no law on the issue, making the guidelines legally binding until Parliament passes legislation. more

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