California Gov. Jerry Brown “cleverly” called the End of Life Option Act “a matter of life and death” today as he signed the right-to-die legislation into law.
Read California governor Jerry Brown's moving letter in support of assisted dying http://t.co/ggFOujy5JQ
— Quartz (@qz) October 5, 2015
“Assisted dying” does have slightly cheerier and more compassionate ring to it that those other options. For just that reason, Mollie Hemingway, senior editor of The Federalist, asks that impartial journalists not use the term.
"Assisted dying" is a euphemism for killing someone. Journalists not interested in advocacy for such killings should not use.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 5, 2015
@MZHemingway Euphemisms are replacing our language, because they make it easier to hide from our sins.
— Isaac T (@PoliticalTragik) October 5, 2015
@MZHemingway Dying doesn't require assistance.
— ConcernedChristian (@KathyKatalina) October 5, 2015
@MZHemingway the Sacramento Bee changed its language the wknd after the CA Leg passed the bill here. Very Orwellian.
— Bereket Kelile (@BKelile) October 5, 2015
@MZHemingway Big Brother says assisted dying is doubleplusgood.
— Kyle Sammin (@KyleSammin) October 5, 2015
@MZHemingway The passive voice was administered.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 5, 2015
— Steve from the Quad (@jagvocate) October 5, 2015
@MZHemingway are these the same people who are against the death penalty for criminals? What the heck?
— Rick Pelton (@Adeptone) October 5, 2015
Imagine if this BS progressive term were applied to shootings… https://t.co/MOZ3tZf46I
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 5, 2015