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A Democratic state lawmaker introduced legislation that would allow doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware, with the hopes of at least advancing a dialogue among lawmakers about the issue.
The bill introduced on Thursday by State Representative Paul Baumbach (D-Newark) would allow a patient who is told by a doctor that he or she is likely to die within six months due to a terminal illness to request life-ending prescription medicine. The legislation would require that a second, consulting physician confirm the diagnosis....
Under the bill, which is based off similar legislation passed 18 years ago in Oregon, only a patient could request assisted suicide and Baumbach said individual doctors or hospitals would not be compelled to participate in the process.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: FlyersFan
I agree. There is still too much Christian stigma around suicide though. Too many people see it as wrong and therefore have trouble recognizing that people should have the right to end their lives when they want to. If it is really a mortal sin, then that is between the person and God. You aren't part of that equation.