(NRO) – How in the tank for assisted suicide are the media? This much. A headline in the Mercury News about assisted suicide exclaims: “How Doctors are Fixing How We Die.” Good grief.
The story is about Lonnie Shavelson, formerly a part-time ER doctor who spent most of his working life as a photo journalist. He first came to my attention years ago when he wrote A Chosen Death, a book about witnessing assisted suicides (this, when it was still illegal in California).
One story recounted how he watched a Hemlock Society leader murder a disabled man — when he tried to change his mind about dying — by tying a plastic bag around his head He. Just. Sat. And. Watched. CONTINUE