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Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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 anal ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published June 5th 2003 by Spence Publishing Company (first published May 27th 1997)
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Patrick
Given the subject matter involved, this is a hard book to like. But it's also an important book, done well. Wesley J. Smith is not as succinct as he could have been (I think he mentions the 42 million Americans without health insurance five times), but he's very good at surveying the arguments for and against euthanasia. Being of sound mind, he comes firmly down on the side of the "equality of life" (meaning anti-euthanasia) ethic.

One impressive aspect of the book is how much research Smith did
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Patrick
The author makes about as strong a case as can be made that there is indeed a "slippery slope," as stated in the title. What is especially disturbing is the description of how what was advertised as one thing in the Netherlands turned into quite another, with physicians offering "encouragement" for not necessarily terminal patients to end their lives, and then perjuring themselves by filing false death certificates, listing the cause of death as natural. And then there are the Grade-A kooks like ...more
Dana
Apr 15, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
hmmm. this book was very busy. it had alot of confusing parts in it, unless you know alot about euthanasia than i am sure you would not be interested or understand. it's basically about this man kevin who assisted suicide. a couple was sufeffering from a disease and he helped them die... this book was helping you see murder on differnt levels and was is legalized murder and what isn't. if your interested in that stuff. i think you'll like it
Babyearthling
Jul 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally awesome. Don't ever let anybody starve/dehydrate you to death. It's the most painful way to go. Your stomach cramps together. Your lips and tongue begin to bleed. You have seizures. Those motherfuckers. Make sure it doesn't happen to you, not even if you're in a permanently vegetative state. You'll still feel pain like an animal. Never ever, bro.
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