By Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Re: Gifford-Jones – Not all lunatics are in the asylum
In his righteous indignation, Gifford-Jones claims in his article that:
“Nor is there any evidence that the elderly, those with disabilities or those who simply do not want to be part of assisted death, have ever been forced to seek it.”
In 2002 Belgium legalized assisted death giving doctors the right in law to lethally inject patients. Three studies concerning the experience with assisted death in Belgium clearly indicate that Gifford-Jones is wrong.