Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Editorials: Where I rant to the wall about politics. And sometimes the wall rants back.

Costs of assisted suicide

Jerry Stratton, May 24, 2005

By way of Eugene Volokh and the Volokh Conspiracy, in “Cautionary thoughts about assisted suicide”, Neil M. Gorsuch has reviewed the Dutch and Oregon assisted suicide experience for the Wisconsin Law Review. I have not had the chance to fully read the article (the PDF file is 79 pages) but it seems very interesting.

In response to Misplaced compassion: more deaths, less dignity: I fear that a successful “death with dignity” movement will only exacerbate the bad laws and choices that result in excessive pain, and will result in a slippery slope towards more and more assisted suicides.