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2008-10-10 14:14:28.157479+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Washington has a "death with dignity" proposal on the ballot. Dan Savage writes about it:

I Hate to Play the I-Just-Watched-My-Mother-Die Card—But, Um, I Just Watched My Mother Die

[ related topics: Ethics Law Seattle ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-10 14:30:51.149335+00 by: ebradway

While I agree entirely with the sentiment (I watched my Grandfather die), I don't like the rules. Specifically, it's too restrictive. I think a person has the right to off themselves in a humane way.

I also wonder how they can manage rule #14:

The patient may change their mind at any time.

Unless the means of death is instantaneous, "at any time" includes the period after the pill is swallowed and the poison goes to work.

It's disappointing to see good ideas turned into bad legislation.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-10 14:46:26.455978+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, good law is really hard to write.

I just figured out that I got that link from MeFi, and this comment is worth a read.