Monday, April 25, 2011

Medical Journal Questions Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide "Safeguards"

Here's a piece from the medical journal Oncology shedding light on assisted suicide/ euthanasia's alleged "safeguards." Guess what? They're smoke and mirrors.
Legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide: the illusion of safeguards and controls
Euthanasia or assisted suicide—and sometimes both— have been legalized in a small number of countries and states. In all jurisdictions, laws and safeguards were put in place to prevent abuse and misuse of these practices. Prevention measures have included, among others, explicit consent by the person requesting eutha- nasia, mandatory reporting of all cases, administration only by physicians (with the exception of Switzerland), and consultation by a second physician.
The present paper provides evidence that these laws and safeguards are regularly ignored and transgressed in all the jurisdictions and that transgres- sions are not prosecuted. more

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