Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Washington's Suicide Law


Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp;
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

Dorothy Parker

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Increasing Their Numbers

"We must increase our numbers" is the quote you hear most if you attend a Compassion and Choices annual meeting. Contributors to Compassion and Choices want to see the number of people who use assisted suicide increase.

The only reason they would want to see their numbers increase is because they have a vested interest in reducing healthcare costs at the end of life. The role of insurance companies and managed care organizations in legalizing assisted suicide is huge.

Assisted suicide grows from the premise of "every life reaches a point of diminishing returns and corporate America must capitalize on it."