Dying With Dignity: A Look at the Right To Die

July 30, 2018

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Choosing death in the face of a terminal illness might well be the last vestige of control a patient can exercise over an indiscriminate disease like cancer.  Advocates of the right to choose to die believe strongly that surviving with a terminal illness is not the same thing as living. Indeed, with the kind of aggressiveness that describes that disease, right-to-die advocates are making a play for broad-based dignity laws one state at a time, though with seemingly little gain so far.


While often used interchangeably, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are not the same thing legally. For example, in some instances, a state will allow physi