Michael Steele, Chairman of the RNC says, on FOX News that the so-called “Death Book” encourages our vets to commit suicide. What he is referring to is the pamphlet titled Your life, Your Choices which actually answers the question of Assisted Suicide.
Q: Can I specify that I want assisted suicide in my directive?
A: No. Assisted suicide is currently illegal. However, even if it becomes legal, the person making the request would have to be competent and able to change their mind at the time of the suicide. Advance directives only go into effect when you are no longer competent to make decisions.
It seems to be clearly NOT in favor of suicide.
Why would he say such a thing? Did someone just tell him this nonsense and he didn’t even bother to fact-check it?
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