That process is unfolding in Washington State, where a new bill would let non-doctors be part of the assisted suicide bureaucratic process.
“We are always told that ‘strict guidelines will protect against abuse.’ It’s always been baloney.”
As a physician, I have cared for many patients who were fearful. Often with good reason, but not always.
To my knowledge, not a single person in the U.S. has died of COVID due to lack of capacity of the healthcare system.
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.