The Worst MDs can Become Death Prescribers

Doc_Assisted_Suicide
Bad Medicine

(The Corner) – The New York Times is on an assisted suicide/euthanasia promotion juggernaut. Recently, it had a magazine-length, front page story swooning story about a euthanasia party in Canada.

Today, a major front-page opinion section column by a doctor supporting assisted suicide–but hand-wringing about it being done carefully.

First, Jessica Nutik Zitter admits she might have assisted the suicide of a patient whose motive for wanting to die now was resentment and a feeling of abandonment from his sister. From, “Should I Help My Patients Die?“:

His despair had given way to rage. “Let’s just end this,” he said. “I’m fed up with my lousy life.” He really didn’t care, he added, that his sister opposed his decision. His request appeared to stem from a deep family wound, not his terminal illness… CONTINUE