The 1997 ruling in Glucksberg, a euthanasia case, provided the primary precedent for striking down Roe as bad constitutional law.
The patient who killed himself was not terminally ill, but paralyzed — illustrating the fact that assisted suicide isn’t about terminal illness.
If the patient resists, the killing is not supposed to take place. As though the person would know what was happening.
The state has eradicated the requirement that a patient accessing assisted suicide be a resident, opening the doors to suicide tourism.
Proponents for legalizing assisted suicide should be forced to face this issue.
Spain has joined Belgium and the Netherlands in allowing the conjoining of euthanasia and organ donation — including of the mentally ill.
What does it say about human life when the state employs a doctor to administer lethal drugs?
Don’t expect the supposedly ‘strict guidelines’ — which are pretty wide open to begin with — to stick.
The crises reported in this story have equal impact on doctor-prescribed death as they do lapses in proper care. They are just far less discussed.