How does a unionized Veteran’s Administration nurse differ from a bullet?
1. A bullet can draw blood.
2. A bullet only kills one time
3. You can fire a bullet
And see here as Chuck says, “Note also that many of these conditions that invite our veterans to declare their lives “not worthy of living” (Lebensunwerte Leben) are not even terminal illnesses to which a living will would apply!”
To be sure, there’s no death panel. If we gave a document like this to someone immediately after serious injury, they’d volunteer to die.
After the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues, the VA suspended its use. Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated “Your Life, Your Choices.”