A legal battle raged for several years during which the country agonized and argued about the right and moral course.
If the patient resists, the killing is not supposed to take place. Right. As though the person would know what was happening.
The Reuters story leaves out some details. The doctor had drugged the woman before starting to euthanize her, and instructed the family to hold the struggling patient down.
The more elective the desired intervention, the greater should be the right of medical conscience.
If 1.12 percent of our deaths in the U.S. were doctor-homicides, it would amount to nearly 30,000.