Monday, January 30, 2012

Trust Doctors About Euthanasia - Are You Kidding???

This is the kind of piece that passes as “journalism.” I read it several times to make sure I didn’t misunderstand what the author was saying. There are several inaccuracies in the story, especially the author’s ignorance about the extent of the push for assisted suicide in the US. But “trust our doctors to do the right thing?” The man has got to be kidding. The assumption that all doctors are ethically white as the driven snow is the height of willful naiveté.
Dying with dignity: Trust our doctors
Legally assisted suicide is an issue that is periodically debated, and a new Forum Research poll indicates that two of three Canadians support the idea.
When 67% of those polled favour something, it’s usually a slam dunk — unless it is Joe Clark asking Tories if he should remain as leader (1983) and finding 67% approval is short of what he thinks he deserves. Make way for Brian Mulroney.
While doctor-assisted suicide is legal in the Netherlands and Switzerland, it’s unlikely to gain traction in North America in the near future. more

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