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Editorial: Dignity in both life and death

Torrey Spoerer

November 18, 2014

Earlier this year, a 29-year-old California woman named Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and told by doctors that the cancer would most likely end her life in six months. After receiving the news, Maynard decided that she had no intention to allow the cancer to control how she lived or died. “After months of research, my family and I reached...

Legal euthanasia can cause more suffering

Richard Lomibao

November 18, 2014

Imagine someone chronically suffering from a disease that makes him or her feel like dying. If they were given the option, how often would they choose to stay? Say they decide to take their chances and choose their own death. Either they don’t see much improvement with Westernized medicine or they decide suffering is not worth it. It becomes their right, they can own i...

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