Love and physician-assisted suicide

Raissa Maritain, the philosopher and spiritual writer, died some months after suffering a stroke. During those months she lay in a hospital bed, unable to speak. 

Whose Life Is It Anyway: Thoughts on Physician-Assisted Suicide

In college I wrote a medical ethics paper on a play entitled "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" That old paper came to mind recently when I learned that the campaign for physician-assisted suicide has been gaining momentum. The renewed push to legalize “aid in dying,” or “death with dignity,” as various groups euphemistically call it, is the result of positive media coverage in the wake of a young terminally ill woman’s decision to end her life on her own terms and at the precise moment of her choosing. 

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