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).
A healthy elderly couple in India is asking for joint euthanasia because their lives are of no use.
We should not look at the suicidal as natural resources.
The only way anyone in the Netherlands will care about the resulting deaths is if they test this substance on dogs.
This is not a slippery slope. This is an ice cliff.