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There is no unconditional right to die

No one can charge the advocates of assistance in dying with stoic acceptance of defeat. Every two or three years they return to their cause with conviction, but the flaws in their arguments remain the same. We freely grant that most of those who favor “choice in dying,” or assistance by physicians to hasten death with lethal overdoses of medication, are motivated by an honest desire to relieve-or end- intolerable suffering. I cannot support their efforts for several reasons.