Over at Effin’ Unsound, Lee applies a little logic to some of the illogical arguments being thrown against the I-1000 Death With Dignity initiative:
Think about what happened on 9/11 for a second. If you remember, there were people trapped on the highest floors of the second World Trade Center building who instead of perishing in the inferno behind them, decided to jump to their deaths. Should their death certificates say that they committed suicide?
It’s a great analogy I hadn’t heard before. The Catholic Church, the main backer of the No campaign, considers suicide to be a mortal sin. So… did the 9/11 WTC jumpers commit suicide? Or were they murdered by terrorists?
And if choosing one certain death over another is not suicide in that situation, how is it suicide for the terminally ill?