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The paradox of a government that cavalierly kills people but prevents assisted suicide
The paradox of a government that cavalierly kills people but prevents assisted suicide

I have never understood why society tries to prevent people who want to die from doing so. As a young Catholic, I was told that suicide was a sin. My priests couldn't explain why. Besides, assuming that the suicide attempt is successful, you're dead. Who's going to shake you down for penance? But assisted suicide -- helping someone kill himself or herself, typically to bring an end to a painful terminal illness -- is illegal in most of the United States, including California. But a proposed bill could change that. "California's new legislation is modeled on Oregon's, making assisted death available to those 18 or older who are diagnosed with a terminal...

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