The View’s Whoopi Goldberg said, here, she’s a “big fan” of Kevorkian “because he believed that he could help people who were… in a place where no one was helping them.”
Euthanasia, like race, is one of those things nobody wants to talk about. It makes people very uncomfortable. I think euthanasia is, is an important thing and it should be there for people to make that decision if they chose to,” she said.
Goldberg did not mention her belief about involuntary euthanasia, where patients are frequently killed by family members or medical staff without their knowledge or consent.
There’s a lot more Goldberg didn’t comment on, like how severe the illness should be before euthanasia becomes an “acceptable” option, or whether or not this sets a precedent for assisted suicide in the case of mental anguish or illness.
Dare I say it? This is nothing at all like the race issue. Using race as a precursor to this unrelated and hotly debated topic presumes that Whoopi’s opinion on both these issues is born out of the same personal place; that her point of view in both cases should not be contested. Manipulative, much?