In the time since the Terri Schindler-Schiavo tragedy euthanasia, or mercy killing, has received a great deal of press coverage. An article in the National Catholic Register suggests that the death with dignity movement has created such a slippery slope that some doctors in emergency situations automatically kill patients they once might have tried to save.
Consider how much assisted suicide has been in the news:
An attorney who helped the family of Terri Schindler-Schiavo claims euthanasia is happening every day.
Authorities in New Orleans are investigating hospitals and nursing homes for reports of mercy killings of elderly and infirm patients in the hours before Hurricane Katrina approached
Over the summer, a soldier who was severely wounded in Iraq died in a hospital in Wisconsin because he had signed a living will stating he would not want to be kept alive artificially on a feeding tube.
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