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From Bioethicists, a New Method for Normalizing Suicide

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A big new drive in bioethics and euthanasia advocacy is VSED, "voluntary stop eating and drinking," a/k/a suicide by starvation.

The organization Compassion and Choices -- promoters of assisted suicide, bounteously funded by George Soros -- pushes VSED on its website as a positive way for the elderly "tired of life" to get out of this world.

Now a journal, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, wants stories of starvation suicides:

We would like to hear about both positive and negative experiences with VSED. The stories should give readers a sense of what it is like to undergo, support, or encounter VSED.

We want true, personal stories in a form that is interesting and easy to read. Please share this invitation and guide sheet with appropriate individuals. In writing your story, please consider these questions:

  • What do you want to tell us about your experience with VSED? Please share a particular story describing what happened, how you felt, and how you reacted.

  • What about your experience was positive? What was negative? Was anything surprising?

  • What could have been done differently to improve your experience?

  • What would you want to tell people who are considering or are offered VSED?

You do not need to address each of these questions -- write on the issues that you think are most important to share with others.

This is a method of normalizing of what should be unequivocally resisted. It's a step on the way to lethal injections of the elderly as in Netherlands and Belgium.

People who want to starve themselves to death should be provided suicide-prevention services and techniques for resisting the darkness, not validation or bland nonjudgmentalism.

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Cross-posted at Human Exceptionalism.