By Wesley Smith
I get such whiplash. On one hand, we are oft told in the media that assisted suicide/euthanasia are “dignity” and “choice”–that ending one’s own life at the time and in the manner of one’s choosing the “ultimate civil right.”
On the other, some of the same boosters of the culture of death worry justifiably about poor quality medical care and untreated depression in vulnerable populations–as if the two issues exist in different universes! I call this disconnect, Euthanasialand.
Latest example, a story in the Washington Post–which has run many an assisted suicide friendly story–recently published a story about how much depression among eldsters goes untreated. From the story: