Luanne has asserted twice in this string that the Washington Post article I cited in the OP is replete with factual errors, but has not cited an single example of one, nor any contrary evidence.
Because of this, I offer a thoughtful editorial from a different publication, the New York Times, which reiterates many of the details in the Post article and takes a realistic but compassionate stance on the matter.
I'm aware that Luanne thinks I started this string as a personal attack. I did not, but I don't expect her to believe it. It is simply a subject well worth pondering.
If there are any factual errors in these pieces that can be documented, I'd like to know about them.