Like abortion, the decision to end one’s life – or to help someone else do so – naturally brings up questions of ethics, religion, privacy and choice. It’s a complicated question and there are lots of compelling reasons why assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia shouldn’t be legalized as a matter of public policy.
But as someone who watched my father live – artificially – on a breathing tube earlier this year, it’s also a very personal decision.
Two harrowing cases have just brought this issue back to life – so to speak – in the U.K.
Today I’m over on PoliticsDaily.com talking about those cases and my own personal views on this topic.
Have a look…
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