Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Spin From The New York Times At The Feet Of "Scientists"

Some hilarity from the New York Times. On two counts. One, asserting that "top scientists" are for assisted suicide is spin. Remember Hitler’s doctors? Two, the wording of the Royal Society's report - that there's no slippery slope. Tell that to the report of a 64-year-old Dutch woman with advanced dementia who was killed even thought se was beyond asking for it.
Canada: Top Scientists Urge Allowing Assisted Suicide
In a study released on Tuesday, Canada’s leading scientific and academic body recommended the legalization of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. The six authors from a variety of fields and countries who conducted the study for the Royal Society of Canada said there was no evidence that legalizing those acts “poses a threat to vulnerable people, or that decriminalization will lead us down a slippery slope from assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia to non-voluntary or involuntary euthanasia.” more

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