Original Air Date: October 23, 2012
Guest: Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director
Euthanasia Prevention Council
Topic: Doctor Assisted Suicide
MA. Ballot Question 2 is not about personal choice and autonomy. Rather it's about a person's social reality and causing death via a lethal dose of drugs. Many problems blur assisted suicide and euthanasia. e.g. elder care abuse; vulnerable populations; cost containment via rationing incentivizes assisted suicide and euthanasia; no third party oversight; changing the doctor-patient relationship; and turning doctors into liars when filling out the death certificate just to name a few.
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