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Assisted suicide is not the answer [Letter]
Assisted suicide is not the answer [Letter]

Del. Heather R. Mizeur's call for legalized suicide for the terminally ill ("Mizeur backs physician-assisted suicide," April 16) demonstrates incredibly poor judgment. As a senior, I have seen healthy seniors badgered or misled by relatives or significant others into making very bad financial and other decisions. The terminally ill are particularly vulnerable to such manipulation. Greedy heirs or those who are inconvenienced by a sick person can exert tremendous overt and covert psychological pressures to coerce the sick into legal suicide. A decent democracy does not collude in the murder (even self-murder) of its citizens. Instead of fostering such perverted...