If there is any aspect of the culture of death not supported and promoted by the New York Times, I haven’t seen it.
Now, Paula Span, the Gray (Ashen?) Lady’s “The New Old Age” columnist pushes suicide by starvation, known in euthanasia parlance as “voluntary stop eating and drinking.”
Euthanasia death zealots have pushed various methods of becoming dead for a long time, of course. But it is shocking that a columnist on elderly issues for the nation’s most prominent newspaper would join so enthusiastically in under the pretext of describing a VSED conference she attended. From, “The VSED Exit: A Way to Speed Up Dying Without Asking Permission:”
Unlike aid with dying, now legal in five states, it doesn’t require governmental action or physicians’ authorization.
Patients don’t need a terminal diagnosis, and they don’t have to prove mental capacity. They do need resolve. “It’s for strongwilled, independent people with very supportive families,” said Dr. Timothy Quill, a veteran palliative care physician at the University of Rochester Medical Center.