The whole set up is a scam to make their personal decisions look reasoned.
For example, if they really wanted to maximize “life years,” the first thing to stop would be abortion, since babies, by definition, have the most life in them.
Your observation is excellent. Reread it often so readily it comes to mind when you need it in the coming debate that doesn’t want to hear you.
Our side will be limited to soundbites, so they must be vibrant and piercingly to the point.