How “Medical Aid in Dying” Became the Euphemism of Choice for Assisted Suicide

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When radical policies are proposed, the first step is to change the lexicon to make it seem less extreme, even mundane. Source
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Death Activists Oppose Limits on Virtual Access to Assisted Suicide

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What activists really seek is assisted suicide (and eventually, lethal-injection euthanasia) without meaningful restrictions. Source
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Egnor: Why More Sex Change Medicine for Teens in U.S. than Europe?

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One factor in the difference between the United States and Europe may be less accurate information in the United States. Source
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Suicide by Zoom — Technology and Dehumanization

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Some have seen a silver lining in the pandemic and welcomed its encouragement of medicine practiced online, potentially freeing doctors to work across state borders, and widening access to care (or virtual care) generally. I’m not sure that’s to be celebrated in its entirety. The trend toward “telehealth” undercuts the crucial personal relationship between doctor and patient, which had already been in retreat before the virus came along. There are other downsides, too, including lethal ones. As the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “The pandemic is helping U.S. abortion-rights advocates achieve a long-standing goal: Make it easier for women to use pills to end pregnancies up to 10 weeks.” Get your abortion pills online — what could be more convenient? NPR approves, quoting New York physician Meera Shah with Planned Parenthood: “I…
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