The Washington Post reports that doctor assisted suicide has been upheld by the Supreme Court. Kennedy puts ex-AG Ashcroft firmly in his place:
The ruling was a reprimand to former Attorney General John Ashcroft, who in 2001 said that doctor-assisted suicide is not a “legitimate medical purpose” and that Oregon physicians would be punished for helping people die under the law.
Kennedy said the “authority claimed by the attorney general is both beyond his expertise and incongruous with the statutory purposes and design.”
I don’t understand why the Right wants to insure that the only way to end your life is with a shotgun or other violence. How is it your goddamn business? You want to insure that I suffer through the painful last years of my life as I die from an incurable disease? That is evil.