Imagine you have Lou Gehrig’s disease. You know you are dying.
But your struggle is made even more difficult by advocates who claim:
1) You should commit suicide if you want “death with dignity;” and,
2) Your society should help you do it.
That was the circumstance in which my hospice patient–nay, good friend–Robert Salamanca found himself in the late 1990s. As the Supreme Court grappled with whether to create an assisted-suicide Roe v. Wade (it refused 9-0), the media covered the story like they just did Brittany Maynard–with ALS patients used as the bloody flag to create emotional support for doctor-prescribed death.
Source: Wesley J.Smith, nationalreview.com