Vulnerable patients can be pressured into suicide
on August 21, 2014 at 6:09 AM
The Times’ editorial “Death With Dignity for the Terminally Ill includes crucial safeguards” (Aug. 10) claims it was “cruel” for our Legislature not to pass the assisted suicide bill.
On the contrary, what is cruel is putting elderly people at increased risk of family abuse, an undeniable trait of assisted suicide legislation. Not every family is a happy, supportive one. Abuse can and does occur.