The VA Pulls the ‘Death Book’ [UPDATE: Just One Local VA Website]
According to David Freddoso, the Department of Veterans Affairs has yanked “Your Life, Your Choices: Planning for Future Medical Decisions,” a guide to writing a living will, from the main portion of its web site. That’s not quite right; a Website for the Puget Sound VA has done this, not the VA itself. But it’s the first buckle in a campaign to turn the document into a cause for scandal.
Jed Lewison does a good job of shredding an argument that made the rounds on Fox News all weekend: that the VA is handing out a “death book” telling veterans to kill themselves.