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John B. Kelly makes a strong case for opposing physician-assisted suicide, pointing out the potential for “misdiagnosis, coercion, and abuse” of vulnerable individuals (“Say ‘no’ to assisted suicide,” Opinion, Jan. 16). But there is a larger ethical point to be made: Helping patients kill themselves...

Switzerland has followed New Zealand and a few other localities to outlaw boiling live lobsters. It also requires them to be shipped in salt water. Supporters claim that lobsters can feel pain, a dubious prospect, given that they don’t have brains to process stimuli. But never mind. The...