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Patient autonomy erodes away when doctors, insurers, and a profit-driven healthcare system make qualitative judgements on whether a person’s life is worth living.  Sadly, murder has become legitimized as medicine. "A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will...

Assisted suicide laws send the message that under difficult circumstances, some lives are not worth living. Unfortunately, this is a message that will be heard not only by terminally ill individuals, but by all vulnerable persons who are tempted to take their own lives. Suicide is...