Don’t confuse death with dignity with suicide

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Don’t confuse death with dignity with suicide

Post  DHF on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:34 am

Don’t confuse death with dignity with suicide

In 2008, the state legislature of Washington passed what was called the Death with Dignity Act, a law that legalized physician assisted suicide. Under the law, terminally ill patients (predicted to have less than six months to live) can request prescriptions for lethal medications from their physicians, under a series of safeguards: multiple requests for example, determination of competency, and the like. Then, if the patients so choose, they can ingest the pills at the time of their choosing, thus controlling the manner and location of their demise, a last act of control in the face of an otherwise debilitating illness.

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/09/confuse-death-dignity-suicide.html

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