Human Exceptionalism

I was Right: No Media Coverage of Study Showing Assisted Suicide for People with Few Symptoms

Intrepid readers of SHS will recall that I wrote about a study–based on interviews with family members–showing that some patients received lethal prescriptions before experiencing serious symptoms–out of worry about future potential pain or loss of dignity. This flies right in the face of advocacy from assisted suicide promoters that legalization is needed as a “safety valve” to protect against unrelievable suffering.

I predicted that unlike the bogus study claiming that there had been no abuses in euthanasia or assisted suicide–which received worldwide press coverage–this study would be ignored by the media. I was right: You can hear the crickets chirping. After a Google search I found zero stories letting people know that Oregon doctors write lethal prescriptions for people who are not experiencing serious symptoms of their diseases.