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Book Review. (1990). Euthanasia: The moral issues. ColumbiaLaw Review 90:1445-1448.
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Health care reform, rationing of health care for the elderly, the economic pressures of the federal and state budgets, the infiltration into hospice by the euthanasia zealots, ... all of this is hurting people. The federal government has never created a policy that would stop the fraud, waste and abuse that rob our treasury of funds needed to provide services. The U.S. Justice Department, though it professes to fight fraud, abuse and waste, is still controlled by political forces behind it. Elected Presidents and Congressmen will not tolerate the Justice Department seriously going after huge industries that contribute to their campaigns, even if they are committing fraud. We can see that the Justice Department's ineffective policies will continue, so those seeking to increase the funds available in the budget will look to hospice, palliative care and euthanasia as a way out.

This is the same time that the Euthanasia Society of America was just getting started.
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Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide All sides to the issue

The distinction between active and passive euthanasia is notnearly as clear as the previous distinction. Although many authorsclaim that the difference between the two types cannot be identifiedor is irrelevant at best, much of the debate on the subject isover this distinction and most of the current legal issues turnon this distinction. While this paper will contend that the differencebetween the two should not be recognized, it is both useful andimportant to know where the line is drawn. The AMA, which is stronglyopposed to active euthanasia, has seen fit to endorse passiveeuthanasia in appropriate situations. The Council on Ethical andJudicial Affairs makes the distinction as follows:

"Pauline Taylor became president of the Euthanasia Society of America (ESA).
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The P.O.L.S.T. paradigm incorporates the shared values of the health care community focusing on quality of life and the need to limit care at a certain point in disease progression. Although there are spaces and boxes to indicate a patient wants "full treatment," the thrust of the entire paradigm is limiting or eliminating treatment entirely at some point. It is specifically promoted to be used for patients who have at least one of the following "medical" conditions: These are exactly the same types of conditions where the pro-euthanasia groups want the ability to impose death through direct euthanasia, assisted-suicide or Third Way killing.


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Pro-Life Activities - United States Conference of …

No, many of the hospices today model themselves after Florence Wald, RN, MN's vision where assisted suicide would be available for economic reasons or just about any other reason! The euthanasia proponents, knowing Americans' traditional opposition to medical killing, have pretended to be powerless to do anything. Yes, they have pretended to be far away, as if they weren't even acting here in America, except for the "overt" euthanasia proponents run by what some people would think were "loonies" like Derek Humphry of the Hemlock Society.

Ethical aspects of physician assisted suicide: All sides

According to TIME magazine, "he and a sizable group of other notable men believe[d] so strongly in the right of an incurably diseased individual to have his life terminated gently that they... organized a National Society for the Legalization of Euthanasia... its trustees included Dr. Clarence Cook Little of the American Society for the Control of Cancer and of the American Birth Control League, and Secretary Leon Fradley Whitney of the American Eugenics Society." TIME Magazine "Potter and Euthanasia," , Jan. 31, 1938

RESEARCH LITERATURE: DEATH & DYING - EUTHANASIA

For the modern secular culture, when a person's quality of life is seen to be declining, the value of that life is now also viewed as declining. When it gets bad enough, . Allowing the person to live and go through the dying process till a natural death occurs is seen as meaningless, cruel and uncompassionate! Though they don't openly say it, killing the patient to end suffering is what is meant by "death with dignity." This is the belief of the Euthanasia Society of America's heirs who are now entrenched within our health care and hospice industry. They are more "mainstream" in health care management and policymaking circles than people of faith who honor and revere life. Pro-life health care professionals "butt heads" with these secular health care bullies every day in the workplace.