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Elder-neglect and the push for assisted suicide during COVID-19

By Deborah Stilt — In the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, efforts to legalize assisted suicide have increased across America, and passive euthanasia is on the rise. Dangerous COVID-19 policies have brought thousands of deaths in long-term care facilities. What kind of message does this send our elderly, disabled, and medically vulnerable and those who care for them?

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COVID-19 and the avoidable deaths of the elderly

By Deborah Stilt — COVID-19 has rocked our nation to its core. So far, more than 103,000 U.S. deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus. Over 43,000 of those deaths have been in long-term care facilities. Have we done all we can to protect our vulnerable elderly population? Or have we, as a society, deemed their lives less valuable and allowed our leaders to facilitate their deaths?

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