“The right to end one’s life is a profound and intimate consideration. There are some solid arguments in favor of making sure that those opting to end their lives are doing so for the “right reasons” and that they haven’t been pressured into ending things due to growing medical bills or “not wanting to be a burden” on family or community.

However, there are many individuals enduring immense suffering and excruciating pain, for whom things will not be getting better, and for whom death is a welcome end. For those, the right to painlessly end their suffering, to be under a doctor’s care and to plan out their goodbyes, assisted suicide laws are an act of compassion.”

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