A Dutch group is pushing for legalized physician assisted suicide for people over 70 who are "tired of life."
Oddly, part of their argument is that the initial decriminalization of euthanasia in The Netherlands did not lead to any worse consequences: Says Eugène Sutorius (63): "It was thought to be the first step on a slippery slope that would lead the medical profession to lose its integrity. But I have seen nothing of the kind happen."
Apparently, since the first step down the slippery slope didn't lead to any other steps down the slope, we can go ahead and take another few steps down the slope.
At the bottom, at least to my mind, is euthanasia as a treatment for depression.