‘Death with Dignity’ Laws and the Desire to Control How One’s Life Ends

October 25, 2016

(The Washington Post) – Yet the latest research shows that terminally ill patients who seek aid in dying aren’t primarily concerned about pain. Those who have actually used these laws have been far more concerned about controlling the way they exit the world than about controlling pain. The research suggests that patients’ motivations are more complicated than they’re often portrayed and could affect how people vote on the issue in other cities and states.

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