If this keeps up, there will be a social expectation created that suicide is the right and proper way out — and not just for those with terminal illnesses.
“It’s the Darwinists who are suffering from an illusion,” says physician Howard Glicksman.
Battin’s radical proposals aren’t usually made by U.S. assisted-suicide proponents because they know that our society has not completely swallowed the hemlock (as has the Netherlands).
Cecily Saunders, who created the modern hospice movement, stood steadfastly against assisted-suicide legalization.
Forcing this baby to die when there is no diagnosis would be an act of naked medical authoritarianism.