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Physician-assisted suicide is immoral

The law allows patients with fewer than than six months to live to request end-of-life drugs.

Assisted or unassisted suicide is still suicide, and its purpose is to end someone’s life. It is basically playing God to determine when someone dies. Doctors who engage in this practice are assisting in a form of murder (“Hopkins doctor: Physician-assisted suicide is unethical and dangerous,” Feb. 19). It is wrong to take a person’s life before their natural death.

Back in the 1990s, my late wife Leye, who had multiple sclerosis and used a scooter to get around, belonged to a disability advocacy group called ADAPT. She attended numerous marches in Washington, D.C. At one of these marches against physician-assisted suicide, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, also known as “Dr. Death,” was also in attendance. Leye went up to him and really ripped him a new butt. He couldn’t get away from her fast enough.

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But she had her say that physician-assisted suicide was wrong. Hundreds of people, ADAPT members, had signs on their wheelchairs stating they wanted to live and not let someone determine it was time for them to die. Physician-assisted suicide was wrong then and it is wrong now. It is basically taking a human life and that is murder in my book.

Stas. Chrzanowski, Baltimore

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