Thursday, September 1, 2011

No Sympathy For Pro-Death Writer - Good!!

Here's an appropriate rebuke to a writer who chronicled her mother's death by starvation and dehydration - and seemed to be impatient for it to happen.
Helping Mom starve to death
Jane Gross, a retired reporter for The New York Times, has written a book about helping her mother die. And while euthanasia and assisted suicide are deeply disturbing but hardly new concepts, something about her story is especially upsetting. Perhaps in part it’s because she chose to write a book about it in the first place. Maybe it’s because my own elderly parents are suddenly facing serious mental and physical problems that I find Gross’ story so repugnant. more

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