Some surprising lucidity from the mainstream media. Andrew Coyne writes in the National Post :
That is the implication of erasing the line between suicide and assisted suicide. When we say the former right is of “no use” to certain people, we are saying the mere absence of legal restraint is insufficient. We are not merely upholding their freedom to choose that option. We are saying that option should in fact be made available to them. We are not just establishing a right to what was previously forbidden: we are changing how we think of the act itself — of suicide, from a tragedy to a benefit, a release from suffering; of assisting suicide, from a crime into a service. We are asserting that helping people in pain to end their lives — killing them, to be more direct — is a positive good, which it is the state’s obligation not merely to tolerate, but to facilitate.
Everyone is obliged to cooperate in the crime of assisted suicide, either by paying for it or by referring a patient to another doctor who will do it.
Funny, it used to be the progressives who would accuse conservatives of imposing their values on others. Now look who has egg on their face.