Now that the euthanasia claim in article 1233 of the proposed medical bill has been thoroughly debunked – and dropped - “pro-life” doctors have this week come out saying that end-of-life counseling is a necessary part of medical care but that they are opposed to such discussions including assisted suicide where it is legal
, in Oregon, Washington, and Montana.
In other words, opposition is not to elective, paid counseling sessions for seniors under the new plan, but to legal assisted suicide in three states.
"Will it include a presentation of assisted suicide as an option in states where it is legal – or perhaps in all states?" asks Senior Vice President of the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA), Gene Rudd, MD.
By conflating end-of-life care and assisted suicide, the media and "pro-life" movement have done American seniors an enormous disservice.