What do a communist election and euthanasia have in common? In the practical application, you are left with only one "choice."
Since the spread of his prostate cancer, 53-year-old Randy Stroup of Dexter, Ore., has been in a fight for his life. Uninsured and unable to pay for expensive chemotherapy, he applied to Oregon's state-run health plan for help.
Lane Individual Practice Association (LIPA), which administers the Oregon Health Plan in Lane County, responded to Stroup's request with a letter saying the state would not cover Stroup's pricey treatment, but would pay for the cost of physician-assisted suicide.
Next up, doctors deciding who lives and who dies with no regard for the wishes of the patient or the family. After that, we'll start targeting people with pricey conditions.
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