Thursday, October 9, 2014

Medically assisted dying: debated in the NY Times

Here's the debate on medically assisted dying  in Tuesdays NY Times:

UPDATED OCTOBER 7, 2014 12:53 PM

Expanding the Right to Die


André da Loba
Some readers who commented on a Room for Debate forum about the dismal state of elder care said they wanted to be able to end their lives on their own terms to avoid a drawn-out, onerous death. A 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer has announced a campaign to support physician-assisted suicide leading up to her own death next month. Since Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, Montana, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington have permitted it.
Should the right to die be expanded further, and if so, what should the standards be?

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