Assisted suicide vs. liberal values

Assisted suicide vs. liberal values

The physician-assisted suicide debate has arrived in New York in earnest.

Last week saw the Medical Aid in Dying Act introduced in the state Legislature. The bill would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients. Those patients would then have the option to ingest the drugs and kill themselves. The push is led by Democratic legislators including Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Scarsdale and Sen. Diane Savino of Staten Island.

But when you think deeply about the practice of assisted suicide, it is antithetical to liberal values.

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