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Death with dignity a human right

November 11, 2012
The OBSERVER

I saw my father suffer twice: 1) When I was a junior in high school and he was going through Chemo Therapy to combat the cancer in his lymph nodes; 2) When I was a senior in college and he'd just come out of a 13-hour surgery with an uncertain future. As numbingly painful as his death was after that second round, if his diagnosis had been terminal, or if he reached a point where his suffering was too great, I would have fully supported his decision to die with dignity if he ever wanted to.

 
 

 

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