A recurring theme surrounding the debates is the legalization of physician-assisted suicide will result in a slippery slope, thus pressuring and the inevitable abuse of “vulnerable groups”. Vulnerable groups are those who are vulnerable to prejudice (i.e. women, immigrants, minorities, terminally ill, and the elderly), or those whom view themselves as not worthy of care (Battin 2007). In order to assess the increased risk of PAS in vulnerable groups- specifically the old, data from Oregon and the Netherlands, the only two locations in which euthanasia and PAS are legal, were analyzed. There ...
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