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Part III: What About the Terminally Ill

Why We Shouldn't Legalize Assisting Suicide Part III: What About the Terminally Ill? By Burke J. Balch, J.D., and Randall K. O'Bannon, M.A[1] Proponents of physician-assisted suicide frequently begin by advocating its legalization for those who are terminally ill,...

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Part II: Pain Control

Why We Shouldn't Legalize Assisting Suicide Part II: Pain Control by Burke J. Balch, J.D., and David Waters[1] Proponents of euthanasia argue that "mercy-killing" is necessary because patients, particularly those with terminal illness, experience uncontrollable pain....

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Part I: Suicide and Mental Illness

Why We Shouldn't Legalize Assisting Suicide Part I: Suicide and Mental Illness By Burke J. Balch, J.D., and Randall K. O'Bannon, M.A. Under the banners of compassion and autonomy, some are calling for legal recognition of a "right to suicide" and societal acceptance...

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