Does Freedom to Die Mean Freedom to Save Money, for Shareholders?

In response to Assemblywoman Galef’s letter (“Support the Medical Aid
in Dying Act”), we should not forget what Derek Humphry, co-founder of
the Hemlock Society (now “Compassion & Choices) said in his book:

“…economics, not the quest for broadened individual liberties or
increased autonomy, will drive assisted suicide to the plateau of
acceptable practice.” Derek Humphry & Mary Clement, Freedom to Die:
People, Politics and the Right to Die Movement” (2000)…

But it’s not too late to have second thoughts about a public policy of
assisted suicide that’s administered by healthcare providers run by
managed care companies that owe their first duty to shareholders, not

Read more at The Putman County News & Recorder…

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