Friday, January 14, 2011

Standing against assisted suicide is a rational position

Bradley Williams has written another good letter to the editor to the Montana Standard Newpaper. Bradley writes:
We already had legal and appropriate end-of-life choices available to all citizens before we were targeted by out-of-state proponents of assisted suicide.

They want unsuspecting citizens to believe that it is all or nothing. That in order to utilize existing end-of-life choices like advanced directives, or living wills to "pull the plug" all complimented by medical power of attorney and superior hospice and palliative care we must accept their values of assisted suicide. Wrong!

The proponents of assisted suicide want to impose their values on us to celebrate our death for the good of society, while they turn a blind eye to the new path they willingly create to increase abuse of elders. We did not need assisted suicide before they arrived and we still don't need it! The Democratic controlled New Hampshire legislator defeated assisted suicide by a wide margin of 242 to 113 in 2010. This was a bipartisan vote.

The last thing that we need is a law that glorifies committing suicide. We already have one of the highest suicide rates in the country. For more information, read state Sen. Greg Hinkle's report to the Legislature at: http://www.margaretdore.com/pdf/HinkleReport.pdf

Bradley Williams
Hamilton Montana

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