Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder
Piercing the emotionalism, fear-mongering, and euphemisms of the assisted-suicide movement, Wesley Smith's new book exposes the attempt to strip the sick and disabled of their human dignity. One of the nation's leading writers on euthanasia delivers a badly needed dose of clear thinking and genuine compassion.
Through original reporting, exhaustive research, historical analysis, and extensive interviews, Smith makes a compelling case against legalizing assisted suicide. He explores the truly humane and compassionate alternatives that can change a death wish into a desire to live.
The first comprehensive response to the assisted-suicide movement, Forced Exit changed the debate when it was originally published eight years ago. Now thoroughly revised and updated to keep pace with the movement's advance, this important book provides chilling evidence of how powerful and dangerous the death culture in America has become.
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If ever implemented, this would mark the first time in the United States since the
end of slavery that the bodies of living human beings could be legally exploited
as a natural resource without their explicit consent. And these items represent
just the tip of the iceberg. As the great Supreme Court justice Benjamin Cardozo
once wrote about an earlier drive to legalize euthanasia, "Just as a life may not
be shortened, so its value must be held as equal to that of any other, the mightiest
20 He has long been fascinated with the mechanics of capital punishment.21 He
even transfused blood from corpses into living human beings without testing the
procedure on animals to make sure it was safe.22 Kevorkian is so death
obsessed that he proposed the nauseating prospect of performing live human
experiments on people being killed in order to learn more about human death, a
procedure he named "obitiatry." He used to call assisted suicide "medicide," but
changed it to ...
Indeed, Singer is straightforward about how pervasive these death practices
have become in our society and, unlike his fellow death fundamentalists, is quite
candid about their destructiveness to the concept that all human life is inherently
equal, a degeneration he celebrates. Indeed, what makes Singer's book
noteworthy is that he takes the step that most euthanasia proponents avoid for
tactical reasons: he specifically advocates the outright destruction of the equality-
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FORCED EXIT: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized MurderUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An anti-euthanasia activist blasts the right-to-die forces, calling their goal ``a social experiment that will lead to cultural and ethical catastrophe.'' As the attorney for the International Anti ... Read full review
Forced exit: the slippery slope from assisted suicide to legalized murderUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Suicide isn't what it's cracked up to be, according to lawyer and consumer advocate Smith, who condemns the increasing public acceptance of all forms of suicide and euthanasia when ultimately ... Read full review
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