In the Times story, there were notes relevant to those working on disability issues.
Some critics fear that physician-assisted suicide will pressure people with terminal illnesses who have low incomes or are disabled to end their lives to avoid becoming a financial burden to loved ones. Supporters cite studies that they say have refuted that idea.Of course, I'm not so hard-bitten that I can envision a circumstance where someone with terminal cancer might want to take an lethal dose of narcotics. On the other hand, the so-called "health care crisis" has many progressives touting the benefits of managed care -- which can be an euphemism for rationed care, which in turn means the so-called right-to-die becomes the duty-to-die.
Ms. Fleming, who was divorced, filed for bankruptcy in 2007 with $5,800 in credit card debt, according to court records and a lawyer who had represented her, Hugh Haffner.
People with disabilities were long shunted aside -- shut-in, made invalid -- and we have only stepped out into society as a group after people like Ed Roberts opened the door.
Now that we are here, we should not be the first asked to leave.