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A shout out to the Hemlock Society and an interesting POV from Texas

Suicide is a sensitive subject in America. People bristle at the thought. Though organizations like The Hemlock Society have tried to champion the right to decide one’s own fate, Americans have long resisted the notion. Those who support legal euthanasia options say dying should be a personal choice. Some say we’re free to marry who we want and decide where we work, so why not self-destruction? By contrast, others say ending the suffering of one person simply passes the burden on to others. They argue that physical capability aside, most people seek euthanasia not because of chronic pain, but rather because of loss of dignity and concerns about being a burden. I might argue that personal experience here counts.

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