19 Feb Professor laments physician-assisted suicide, says it hurts vulnerable people the most
Nine states have already legalized physician-assisted suicide, (PAS) and New York may be next in line, Fordham University professor of theological bioethics Charles Camosy told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday.
Camosy told host Tucker Carlson that the most common reason patients in Oregon, where assisted suicide has been legal since 1997, request access to PAS is not due to “physical pain and suffering,” — as is often assumed — but rather a fear of “being a burden on others,” and fear of “losing one’s autonomy.”
…”It’s an absolutely bizarre reaction … to say ‘Well, there are these people who fear these things because of our socially unjust world, [so] let’s make it easier for them to kill themselves.’ That can’t possibly be the correct response from somebody that cares about social justice.”
Carlson suggested to Camosy that it would only be a matter of time before companies “figure out that it’s a lot cheaper if you are dead than if you are, say, being treated for diabetes.”
Camosy agreed, noting that what he called the more “vulnerable” populations that seem the most skeptical of PAS…
Camosy also noted that Latinos and African-Americans specifically are “on the front lines of this” and have spoken out against PAS “very disproportionately especially compared to privileged whites.”
See the full interview at Fox News…