What activists really seek is assisted suicide (and eventually, lethal-injection euthanasia) without meaningful restrictions.
The last thing that abortion-rights activists want is an accurate description of what a pregnancy termination destroys.
“A well-performed operation is still malpractice (or even assault) if it is not done for valid medical reasons.”
One factor in the difference between the United States and Europe may be less accurate information in the United States.
In Spain, a criminal who shot four people and was, in turn, shot in the spine by police and paralyzed, was granted death by euthanasia.