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You Don’t Want to be a Burden, Do You?

By Nancy Valko An April 13 USA Today op-ed titled “Make an End-of-life plan or Lose your Money and Choices in your Dying Days” by Hattie Bryant begins with the statement “End-of-life care can bankrupt your family and rob you of choices. End the denial about dying....

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The Duty to Die Advances

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network Is there such a thing as a “duty to die?” Some notable voices in bioethics say, yes. They believe that as a matter of distributive justice, when people reach a certain...

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Duty to Die Gains Traction in UK

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The appears on Wesley’s terrific blog. The so-called “duty to die” has been quietly discussed in bioethics for more than a decade.  Now, a major British Medical Association leader proposed an implicit duty to die by stating that...

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