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Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast

posted on November 2, 2012

At The New York Times, Ben Mattlin considers the issue of physician assisted-suicide. Mattlin, a self-described “lifelong disabled person,” finds fault in the idea that this choice might be forced upon disabled people whose situations are described as hopeless: “I can’t help wondering why we’re in such a hurry to ensure the right to die before we’ve done all we can to ensure that those of us with severe, untreatable, life-threatening conditions are given the same open-hearted welcome, the same open-minded respect and the same open-ended opportunities due everyone else,” writes Mattlin. 

Read at The New York Times