I recently read an article on the right for assisted suicide. A Montana Judge actually ruled to make assisted suicide legal in the State. The ruling was based on the Montana constitutional rights of individual privacy and human dignity.
The article indicated that the ruling will probably be overturned at an appellate level. You can read the full article here http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/07/health/07montana.html?_r=1&ref=health.
This certainly reminds me of the infamous Jack Kevorkian who spent time in jail due to assisted suicide. I think in my own personal opinion, I would like the choice as we have with our pets. My dog is a family member and is treated like a person in my household and when I had to put my last one down, I know I had a satisfied feeling about her suffering. She was in horrible pain, could not stand or use the bathroom. It was a sad day, but her suffering was over.
How do you feel about assisted suicide? Do you think it should be our fundamental right?
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