Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Will Be Practiced Through the Prism of Social Inequality and Bias

 Columnist Kathryn Lopez 

By Kathryn Lopez

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s father, Mario, was governor, the New York State Task Force on Life & the Law released a report in 1994 unanimously rejecting assisted suicide, and cautioned: “No matter how carefully any guidelines are framed, assisted suicide and euthanasia will be practiced through the prism of social inequality and bias that characterizes the delivery of services in all segments of society, including health care. The practices will pose the greatest risks to those who are poor, elderly..." 


Editor's note: People with money, meaning the middle class and above, are also especially at risk.  For more information, see here.