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).
It’s not possible to understand current controversies about physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, eugenics, and related subjects without appreciating the long history behind these ideas.
Cecily Saunders, who created the modern hospice movement, stood steadfastly against assisted-suicide legalization.
A healthy elderly couple in India is asking for joint euthanasia because their lives are of no use.
Philip Nitschke calls for poison pills for senior citizens and “troubled teens.”